We already have pollution in the area along the Cape Fear River from a previous plant & the very last thing we need is more! There will be few good permanent jobs with this plant, while we all suffer for generations. The Titan company is notoriously bad at keeping their promises of being a "good neighbor", with both the states of VA & FL suing them for multiple violations. Why on earth would we allow this?
The Division of Air Quality employs 262 people state wide. With all these people that are supposed care about the air quality in this state, how can they issue an air permit to Titan? The state now should reduce the number of employees to 1 part time employee. They can show up with their rubber stamp anytime someone else needs approval to destroy a community. The money saved on salaries and benefits of 261 former employees could be given to the schools, or maybe to re-educate the governor. She said she would decide this issue with science, one can only speculate what it was really decided with. I guess titan will never be required to answer any questions now, why should they?
Surprised this happened, but it is good news for our local economy, which badly needs new jobs.
and even if we did, allowing a 400-foot-high smokestack spewing environmental toxins is the wrong way to go about it.
there are plenty of clean industries that could bring that many jobs and more, both blue and white collar, to our area. like software development, to name one. but not if companies like Titan are allowed to do business here.
the natural beauty of the cape fear area is its number one asset, responsible for millions of dollars in tourist income and thousands of local jobs. why risk that for a couple hundred temporary positions?
it was a very short sighted decision by the air quality board. makes you wonder if they've been bought and paid for by Titan.
Welcoming a dirty industry run by a foreign company whose management and shareholders are 11,000 miles from Wilmington is just plain stupid. The cement industry is known far and wide for its failure to comply with clean air and water regulations, and when they have exhausted their quarries they walk away and leave the community stuck with the mess.