Environmental groups have gone to court to force a Titan America’s proposed plant near the North Carolina coast into a full review of potential pollution before it receives state operating permits.
Multiple media reports said Thursday that opposition groups asked a Wake County court in Raleigh to review a state agency’s decision on the proposed plant. The agency said the project near Wilmington doesn’t require a full review until public money is spent.
Titan is set to receive US$4.5m in county and state economic incentives.
Opponents said a state decision to issue air and water permits without an overall look at the plant’s environmental impact violates state environmental law.
Company officials say the plant creates 160 full-time jobs.