It's not the delay they're worried about:
On Thursday, company officials confirmed they were declining the incentives to climb out from beneath a court order and prevent a two-year delay.
“We wanted to move this project ahead,” said Bob Odom, general manager for Titan’s local subsidiary Carolinas Cement Co. “Time is money, obviously. That was a delay that was unacceptable to us.”
The SEPA evaluation could have been completed by now if you hadn't delayed and obstructed the process with legal maneuvering and efforts to subvert state government officials. You own this timetable, pal.
For opponents, Thursday’s announcement was another example of Titan trying to wiggle its way out from a full environmental review.
“This is just a continuation of broken promises,” said Mike Giles, a coastal advocate with the N.C. Coastal Federation. “This shows Titan for who they really are. They said they would be the most environmentally friendly plant and follow all the rules, and they are trying to get around the rules.”
This is beginning to resemble really bad street theater, where everybody watching can see the villain holding a knife behind his back, waiting for the innocent victim to stroll within range. Frankly, it's embarassing. This company has done everything in its power to avoid an environmenmtal review, and nobody in our government has asked the glaringly obvious question: "Why?"
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