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Lawyers: Require more for cement plant proposal

Lawyers for environmental groups have asked the head of the state's environmental office to require more information from the company planning to build a cement plant in New Hanover County.

In a letter to Dee Freeman, secretary of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, lawyers from the Duke University environmental law clinic and the Southern Environmental Law Center asked the department require more from Titan America, Lynn Bonner reports.

The lawyers called for Titan to show how factory emissions will affect plants and soil, to have the company prove it can comply with proposed federal pollution limits and get from Titan detailed plans for the plant, including information on where it plans to mine limestone,

The lawyers also want Freeman to ask the state Environmental Management Commission for an order prohibiting new sources of mercury pollution to the Northeast Cape Fear until the already polluted river is clean.

Clean water groups are suing to get a comprehensive environmental analysis before the state issues air permits.



Document(s):
Titan_Letter.pdf


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Idiots. Anybody with a

Idiots. Anybody with a corporate brain would have known to get their requests for environmental "consideration" in with the Little Governor back when Mike Sleazley was still in office. But, lucky for them Bev's still in there, so all's not lost.

Titan and Tobacco

Let's do everything we wish our grandparents had done to stop tobacco, so that my now 18 month old grandson won't be suffering from mercury poisoning in the same lethal way my life time "Lucky Strike" mother-in-law is now dying of breathless emphysema. Wake up state legislature. Create the laws we need NOW. The pediatricians of this area have spoken on the toxic effects of Titan cement company on developing children's brains. Can anyone who has been put in office READ? or is their donation/lobby money so strong mouths remained taped. Our local New Hanover Commissioners need to take the under-the-table secretive offer to be here back, NOW. Until then, sue the heck out of the corporation's attempt to sneak in here before full environmental review laws kick in that Bush admin tried to keep out.

"The lawyers called for

"The lawyers called for Titan to show how factory emissions will affect plants and soil, to have the company prove it can comply with proposed federal pollution limits and get from Titan detailed plans for the plant, including information on where it plans to mine limestone, "

This is not how it is supposed to work. The environmentalist should ask if Titian know the existing laws and intend to conform. Then Titian builds the plant , emissions are tested and if outside the law Titian is fined. It is meaningless to ask for and preform theoretical studies to justify a group of lawyers perpetual payroll.

RE:ADDITIONAL PERMITING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REASONS

I f you people dont quit pushing this company so hard about the environmental effects of this cement plant they will be picked up their marbles an gone home the first thing you know. An the the state wont get to give them our taxpayers moneys in the form of incentives that will undoubtably be a part of any kind of a deal with these people. you kniw just another welfare giveaway to coporate america that are hurting so badley with their billion dollar bottom lines on their balance sheets thank you

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