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Next UNCW protest against Titan Cement

The next big push against the Titan Cement Pollution Project is a writing campaign aimed at Titan, the Governor, NC State Legislature, Senate members, NHC Commissioners, the UNCW Board and the New Hanover Regional Hospital Board. All students and alumni are asked to write in opposition to the Titan Cement Project that will bring pollution to the Cape Fear River region, adversely affecting the people of the area that are dependent on both the health care resources and tourism industry. When a hospital (New Hanover Regional) that is a private enterprise acts participates in bringing a company to the region that will only contribute to the cases of lung disease and mercury poisoning (but not limited too these), we wonder about the motive. Do they intend to 'do no harm' or seek to capitalize on the degradation of the public health due to pollution of another dirty industry? They are a member of the Committee of 100 who as business leaders have talked under the table to Titan and sought to bring them here. UNCW that promotes a learning atmosphere is a member and they are at least complacent in the bringing of Titan Cement to this area. This goes against the whole idea of a learning environment that prides itself in the Science Departments that are all about the environment and ecology programs. The Star News (also a member of the Committee of 100) are a news source that we the community have to be concerned about, for they themselves cannot honestly and objectively report on a dirty industry that they sought to bring here. I for one will not be buying that paper expecting a fair representation of the issues surrounding the Titan controversy. I for one will probably not by the paper again. Come to Katy's (5-9pm)at 1054 S. College Road in Wilmington, Jun 8, 2008. Food, drink, live music (Sai Collins, Organix) and general good times. Your $10 cover charge will help support an outreach campaign to keep Titan's hands off Island Creek. Remember, if you cannot make it to Katy's, please continue with the writing campaign!

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