Kayne Darrell

It became even more personal to me when Titan Cement sued me two months ago for comments I made at an open County Commissioners meeting.

Profession: Radiologic Technology
Group Affiliation: Stop Titan

Clean Air Ambassador:

Kayne Darrell

Castle Hayne, North Carolina

Although we live in a beautiful coastal town (recently awarded with a "Top Ten Places on the Coast" award), our secrets are many. We have several chemical plants in the area, a coal-fired energy plant and a river contaminated with mercury.

And yet, our worst fears are yet to be realized.

For three years we have been fighting Titan Cement, a billion-dollar foreign cement company that is trying to build on the banks of the Cape Fear River what would be the fourth largest cement plant in the nation. It would cover 1000 acres of irreplaceable wetlands and sit atop the aquifer that supplies our main source of drinking water. Within 5 miles of where 8,500 children attend school, this plant would emit more than 140 toxic chemicals and pollutants into our already overburdened air.

This issue first came to my attention because the proposed site is only a few miles from my home and I worry about our exposure to toxic pollution. And it became even more personal to me when Titan Cement sued me two months ago for comments I made at an open County Commissioners meeting. I am now in the unfathomable position of having to defend myself in court for expressing my grievances to my elected officials.

What Titan Cement did not realize is that their bullying tactics have not intimidated our community or silenced its citizens. It has only made us stronger, made our voices louder and made us more resolute in our efforts to protect our right to breathe clean, healthy air, drink safe water and live healthy and productive lives free from the shadow of their smokestack and its toxic plume.

All Messages: Supporting Our Clean Air Ambassadors.

Thank you for your courage, Kayne, and thank you Earthjustice for your important work.

i'm glad you are out there fighting Titan. I battle coal and nuclear. We are strong when we join together.

Kayne is an inspiration and we are lucky to have her working in our community to protect our air, water and children. Thank you Earthjustice and Kayne for taking our fight to DC.

Kayne represents thousands of brave citizens in our community that are fed up with our elected officials not listening to the very people they represent. Not only has this foreign company sued two citizens exercising their free speech right they have threatened legal action (and scared) our County Commissioners from doing the right thing. Titan's record of spreading money in the community to try and buy favor will not work. Titan's record of legal problems and environmental problems will be exposed. People like Kayne stand up to the Goliath which welds power all the way to Washington DC. We will win with people like Kayne who care about their community and its future.

great work (:


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