A bill that would seek to delay the opening of a cement plant near Wilmington has been delayed by the bill sponsor, reports the Greenville Daily Reflector.
Rep. Carolyn Justice of Pender County pulled the measure Tuesday from the Senate Commerce Committee. The bill would have forced the proposed Titan American plant to undergo a potentially extensive environmental review.
Justice told the committee she would rework the bill due to opposition from Gov. Beverly Perdue and the Commerce Department.
Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco said the measure would potentially affect every company that considers setting up shop in North Carolina. The measure says companies receiving economic incentives to build would be subject to an environmental review.