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NC Division of Air Quality

Titan gets air permit victory, but issue far from settled

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videoA state judge has ruled in favor of Titan America and the state, upholding the cement company's air permit from 2012 for its proposed cement plant in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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NC hearing about ending some auto emissions tests

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North Carolina's environment agency wants public input on plans to eliminate vehicle emissions testing for cars and light trucks that are less than three years old and have less than 70,000 miles. Full story...
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Revised air permit means more time, higher emissions for cement plant

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A revised air quality permit means Titan America has more time to start construction on the cement plant it wants to build in Castle Hayne and a higher limit for emissions from the proposed facility. Full story...
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Public hearing scheduled for proposed Bladen Co. biomass energy facility

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The state has scheduled a Sept. 4 public hearing to gather comments on an air quality permit for a proposed biomass energy plant in Bladen County. Full story...
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Public hearing scheduled for Aug. 5 on Revised Air Permit for Titan Plant

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Titan America/Carolinas Cement Co. has applied to modify its permit to operate a Portland cement manufacturing plant at 6411 Ideal Cement Road in Castle Hayne. The state Division of Air Quality has prepared a revised draft permit that sets limits for all applicable air quality standards for the proposed facility. Full story...
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NC agencies agree on narrow emissions exemption

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North Carolina agencies will enforce a new law that exempts more passenger vehicles from emissions tests by using a narrow interpretation of the statute. Full story...
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NC mercury air emissions down in coal plants

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A state study shows that mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants in North Carolina have gone down 70 percent in the last decade. Full story...
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Titan permit officially 'final'

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Division of Air Quality spokesman Tom Mather said the state permit for Titan America's Carolinas Cement Plant became final today at the end of a 30-day period from when it was approved. Full story...
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NC agencies choose 3-year car emissions exemption

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Two North Carolina agencies say exempting late-model automobiles from emissions inspections could be done without creating steep obstacles to meet federal air quality requirements while keeping highway funds flowing from Washington. Full story...
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Group rallies in opposition to Titan, air permit

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videoOver a hundred residents of New Hanover County gathered today to rally in opposition to Titan. The cement company took a significant step towards coming to Castle Hayne earlier this week when they were issued an air quality permit by the DAQ. Protestors say they are not happy with the permit and plan to end the momentum that Titan is building. Full story...
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