Thursday, March 10, 2016
“Our decision to suspend construction on the cement plant in Castle Hayne is driven by basic project economics,” said Bill Zarkalis, Titan America’s CEO. “The pace of demand growth in the specific markets does not seem adequate to justify the addition of substantial new production capacity - more so because the costs to construct a new cement plant in the United States have risen substantially in the past few years. Finally, the overall risk profile of the project has worsened as new coastal capacity in North Carolina could be vulnerable to cement imports, considering the strong US dollar, the global cement supply situation and low ocean freight costs.” > Read More
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Drop in anytime between 5:30-7:30 on Thurs 8/27! Bring a friend and let's meetup with Jenn Salter, North Carolina Coastal Federation Clean Community Organizer to meet, greet and share what we are all collectively doing to create a sustainable future with clean air, clean water and clean jobs! Clean Water = Great Beer!. A world with clean choices-- without heavy polluting industry, without Titan Cement! > Read More
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
The New Hanover County Planning Department is creating the first Comprehensive Plan for the County, Plan NHC. This document will address the County’s current development trends, determine a community vision to guide County development over the next twenty five years, and identify a process to achieve this vision. > Read More
Monday, October 06, 2014
2014 Coastal Energy Summit, bringing together local, state, and national leaders in the energy industry to discuss opportunities, risks and timelines for energy related initiatives on the coast of North Carolina. , the Greater Wilmington Business Journal will be hosting the > Read More
Friday, September 12, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
Mark you calenders for Monday, June 2nd when the New Hanover County Commissioners will decide whether or not to pass revisions to the section of the Zoning Ordinance containing the Special Use Permit. The meeting will be held at 6:00 PM in Room 301 of the Historic New Hanover County Courthouse located at 24 N. 3rd Street in Downtown Wilmington. A summary of the latest revisions has been released and comments are being accepted until May 19th. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org, making sure to put "Special Use Permit" in the subject line. Talking points prepared by the N.C. Coastal Federation soon to come. Complete information on the revisions including the changes to the Table of Permitted uses can be found here. > Read More
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
SPEAK UP: The Planning staff is still taking comments on the proposed revisions. Email your comments and concerns about these latest revisions to Chris O'Keefe email@example.com.
PLAN TO ATTEND: The NHC Planning Board will vote on the revisions at their meeting, held at at the NHC Courthouse, located downtown. Once an agenda is released for this meeting we will share it with you all. We ask that you make plans to attend this meeting.
Friday, January 24, 2014
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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Last week the New Hanover County Planning Board requested feedback from the community and we ask that you use the form letter to follow the County’s process for submitting your public comment. It is important to keep your comments professional and use the well-researched bullet points we have provided. Here is the breakdown of the County’s proposed revisions to the special use permit (SUP), specifically Section 71 (2) of the text amendments. > Read More
Monday, January 06, 2014
URGENT ACTION ALERT
Remember back in 2011 when the Board of County Commissioners approved a Special Use Permit Process for the County’s outdated Zoning Ordinance by a 4-1 vote? Remember the hundreds of citizens who sent in public comments and attended meetings to show overwhelming public support for this much-needed local review process? All that might change in 2014, with rushed changes proposed during this Thursday’s planning board meeting. We need you to take action to prevent revisions to the special use permit from breezing through this once transparent process. > Read More
Monday, December 09, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
The Cape Fear Chapter of Surfrider sent questionnaires to candidates running for Wilmington's City Council, Town of Wrightsville Beach Alderman and Mayor and Town of Carolina Beach Council and Mayor. Candidates were asked various environmental questions, including whether or not they supported the Titan Cement project. Click the links below to see who answered the question we're all wondering: > Read More
Friday, August 16, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Keep the convo going > Read More
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
ACTION ALERT: Do you want more air pollution? > Read More
Thursday, May 30, 2013
NC Coastal Federation advocate Mike Giles takes issue with Titan's request for an 18-month extension of their state-issued air quality permit: > Read More
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
In today's Coastal Review Online, 'regulatory reform' is back in the headline. Here are the take-aways, some of them toxic, from yet another attempt to roll-back environmental standards and regulations: > Read More
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
5th Anniversary Rally > Read More
Friday, December 14, 2012
The November elections saw the addition of two new members to the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, with a third expected in the next few days. For those of you who weren't able to make it to our December Community Action Meeting, we held a special citizens' lobbying training to provide some techniques for meeting with your local officials and getting your message across. Click here for some helpful lobbying tips, then schedule a meeting with one of the commissioners today! Remember, they work for YOU, but you have to let them know what your concerns are. > Read More
Friday, December 07, 2012
Thursday, November 08, 2012 Monday, October 29, 2012
Next Community Action Meeting: December 13
We’re expecting extraordinary voter
turnout this year in North Carolina and it’s critical that voters who share our
values for clean air, clean water, and protecting our natural places turn out. > Read More
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
All of us need to work to convince our state legislators that we cannot afford to move backwards on laws designed to protect the health of our community. Letting industry get away with minimal pollution controls directly impacts not only our health and our children's health, but the health of our economy as well. Can North Carolina continue to be a top vacation destination with a reputation as a pollution haven? Let's not find out! > Read More
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
No Delay In Cement Kiln Regulations
In fact, they’ve had breaks for decades. It was only recently that the EPA finally stood up for our health and decided that they needed to clean up their toxic and polluting act. But now the EPA wants to weaken those rules and delay their implementation.
What happens when rules for cement kilns are relaxed? People can get sick. Really sick.
According to the EPA when they announced the long overdue rules in 2010, they said the rules would prevent: > Read More
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
THERE IS STILL TIME TO ACT!
Please call Governor Perdue today and tell her to veto H.952: (800) 662-7952 or (919) 733-2391. > Read More
Monday, June 11, 2012
Get Your Well Water Tested for FREE > Read More Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Tuesday, May 08, 2012
You have until 7:30PM to vote in leaders who will help you win the fight against Titan Cement!
www.WHQR.org - NHC County Commissioner Candidate Series
If you are unsure where to vote, click here.
Remember smart decisions start with smart decisions makers. Do you part to vote in leaders who will support our fight for clean, sustainable industries. Happy voting! > Read More
Get Your Well Water Tested for FREE > Read More
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Wilmington Rants blogger writes: Apples, Oranges, and Titan
Two local news stations have recently done 'in-depth' coverage on Titan but we think they could have asked harder questions. Apparently citizens think so, too!
Click here to read one local blogger's hard hitting questions about Titan.> Read More
Friday, January 06, 2012
Your input is crucial to helping us win the fight against Titan Cement.> Read More
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Read this guest blog post on the Center for Health, Environment and Justice website written by Kelly Stryker, mother and activist against Titan Cement. Reminding us of what Titan could bring other than simply "jobs." > Read More
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Gabrielle Steele of the American Lung Association recently wrote a wonderful letter to the editor at Star News about the increasing Hispanic population in North Carolina and the American Lung Association’s Disparities in Lung Health Series, Luchando Por El Aire: The Burden of Asthma on Hispanics. Asthma is a growing problem in the United States, it is a health issue effecting people of all ages, races, and genders, and understanding who is at risk and why is of great importance in protecting everyone's futures. > Read More
Thursday, October 06, 2011
From a recent Earthjustice Press Release:House Votes to Increase Mercury Pollution, Premature Death and Disease
H.R. 2681 promotes waste-burning, lets some of the dirtiest polluters escape clean air laws > Read More
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Help us cover the area with posters & handouts
- Poster for Info Session [DOWNLOAD]
- Poster for Public Hearings [DOWNLOAD]
- Handouts for Public Hearings/Commissioner Meeting [DOWNLOAD]
Friday, September 02, 2011
We've passed the first hurdle to getting the SUP approved > Read More
Monday, August 08, 2011
Should the state issue Titan Cement an air permit?
Click here to vote.> Read More
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Click here for a quick, one-page cheat sheet on the NHC Zoning Revisions.
Now take those factoids and put them to ACTION:Remember that this process was temporarily derailed at the most recent Planning Board Meeting, when a handful of representatives from local industries asked for a delay. Are you comfortable with industry dictating the terms of your community? Here's what you can do about it: > Read More
Friday, July 15, 2011
Zoning Revisions and How They Affect YouNew Hanover County is considering zoning revisions that will greatly benefit the future of our community. The County is proposing to revise the permitting process for industrial facilities by requiring a local review in the form of a special use permit. If passed, a special use permit would most likely affect any new industry that falls under the proposed changes including Titan Cement. Our local zoning for heavy industry has not been updated since 1969! These revisions would allow, for the first time in New Hanover County history, local input -- in the form of two public hearings -- on what types of industry can locate here. Let us remind you that the public was given three days' notice that Titan Cement was applying for an air permit to begin construction. This may not have happened if a special use permit was in place. Click here for some talking points on the pros and cons. > Read More
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Because our voices really do matterA big round of congratulations to all who contacted Commissioner Jonathan Barfield and shared your thoughts about his reluctance to support a special-use permit procedure if it’s intent was to harm Titan America’s proposed cement plant and mine. As you all know, Commissioner Barfield was wavering on whether or not he would support the planning department’s recommendations on adding the special-use permit process—a procedure intended to give local government and local residents a voice during the review and approval of certain heavy industrial projects. Here are Commissioner Barfield's words on the recent news of Titan's failed attempts to tweak the Castle Hayne Incorporation Bill and his decision to protect the interests of citizens, not industry: > Read More
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Titan shows us even more reasons why they are unfit to be our neighbor
VIOLATIONS: Titan has done it again, folks. As reported in the Star News, the cement manufacturing giant was cited for numerous environmental violations spanning several years and now has admitted to those violations in an agreement, called a Special Order of Consent, with the State of Virginia. Titan’s ready mix cement plant operations in Virginia were cited for violations including, but not limited to, discharging contaminated sediments and industrial discharges into local waterways and deficiencies in Titan’s monitoring procedures and air permit requirements. > Read More
Friday, June 03, 2011
Do you want North Carolina’s water, air and natural areas to be cleaner and better protected than what the federal government minimally requires? > Read More
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Did you know...
- The CEO of Titan America is lobbying Congress to undo regulations on mercury and other toxins released by cement kilns.
Do you remember...
- Carolina Cement (local subsidiary of Titan America) promising to follow these very same regulations.
Who do you Trust?> Read More
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Public Meeting for SO2 Non-attainment Issue in New Hanover County
Tuesday April 12, 7-9 pm at Cape Fear Community College > Read More
Thursday, March 17, 2011
If you are wondering what you can do... > Read More