News | May 4, 2010

Groups Win Appeal for Environmental Review

The state must examine all public health and environmental impacts of a proposed Titan America cement plant near Wilmington, N.C. before any state permits for the plant can be issued, according to an order issued by Judge Donald Stephens of Wake County Superior Court in a case brought by conservation groups representing residents of the affected area. The state’s examination must cover the total impact of the proposed plant and its mining operations on North Carolina’s ecosystems, including drinking water, recreational and commercial fisheries, water quality for wildlife and recreation, and quality of the air state residents breathe.  More information is available in the press release