The four-year legal battle over air pollution from Titan America’s proposed cement plant in New Hanover County is over now that the company has requested cancellation of the air-quality permit and opponents have dropped their appeal.
A month after Titan scrapped its controversial plans for a massive mining and cement plant near Wilmington, opponents of the project are hopeful a countywide planning effort in the works will help avoid future conflicts between economic growth and the environment.
Titan America’s Carolina Cement Co. has applied to state air-quality regulators to change its 2013 pollution permit to reflect the company’s recent decision to abandon plans for a mining operation and expanded cement plant in New Hanover County.
A new report sponsored by the N.C. Coastal Federation raises questions about the effects of groundwater pumping at the proposed Titan America mine near Wilmington.
Public opposition has forced a company to scrap its controversial proposal to use a hazardous pesticide to fumigate logs at the state port in Morehead City.