Friday, October 16, 2009

Urgent Titan Cement Public Hearing - PLEASE attend!!!
Action Alert: Titan Cement Public Hearing! Mark your calendars, folks. This is a big one in the StopTitan fight. Grab your family, your friends, your neighbors on Oct. 20th and head for the public hearing in Castle Hayne on Titan Cement’s draft air permit. Wear red to show your opposition to the Titan project. Be there for clean air. Be there for our children. Be there to fight for the future of the Cape Fear region.

We need as many people as possible to attend the hearing so the entire state of North Carolina can see how large the opposition to this project really is. Public hearings are for YOU, so take this opportunity to make your opposition part of the public record. We’ve put together a new section on the StopTitan website to help anyone who wants more information about the hearings and how to comment. Use the talking points and data posted on the website, or compose your own. Just make sure you attend the hearing. Email everybody you know who lives here, visits here, or would like to move here--then bring a carload of friends or family with you on Oct. 20th. A few big details:

Two public hearings are scheduled. The first hearing will be from 2-5 p.m. The second will be from 6:30-9 p.m. Both hearings are on Oct. 20th at Cape Fear Community College, North Campus, BB&T Auditorium, McKeithan Center, 4500 Blue Clay Road, Castle Hayne. You can speak at the hearing or submit your comments by mail (or both) to DAQ at the following address:
Donald van der Vaart
Chief, Air Permits Section
NC Division of Air Quality
1641 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699

If you plan to speak at the public hearing, you need to 1) pick which hearing you’ll attend, 2) show up BEFORE the hearing begins and 3) sign up for a 3-minute time slot to speak. There are two hearings. Remember, if you want to speak, you need to be there at the beginning so you can sign up. The format at each hearing is the same. The public comment will begin after a brief overview of the Titan project by Division of Air Quality officials.

Please attend - our future depends on US!