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Old 02-02-2009, 02:58 PM
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Let's start thinking of alternatives to the Port. I am not for or against it, and lean neither way politically, but this area needs a boost as far as jobs go. Anyone out there with better ideas? I'm thinking Wind Farms. And yes ex Gov. Easley did us no favors down this way.
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:44 PM
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Default Sustainable energy for Southeast NC

" A pair of leading North Carolina politicians have a featured role in a Raleigh conference on keeping the Southeast running on new energy sources.
North Carolina House Speaker Joe Hackney is speaking Tuesday about the upcoming federal stimulus spending and what it means for long-term growth. State Treasurer Janet Cowell speaks about the financial stake that states have in the new energy economy.
Energy and economic experts and hundreds of leaders from across the Southeast are attending the forum about building the region's prospects for a sustainable energy economy.
The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association is hosting the look into how to create business opportunities and develop jobs based on environmentally friendly energy sources."

I think this would be a far wiser course than the proposed Port.
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:12 PM
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I am aware of the great work "NoPortSouthport" is doing and I applaud them. (Have I revealed my bias?) Still my feeling is there is a silence from the Southport community that is quite unnerving. Is it because many feel it is so far off into the future they can afford to let it sit on the backburner before they speak out? Do they not have a sense of what may come at them? Look at any comparable operation, east coast or west. Port Newark, NJ, the areas adjacent to the Savannah port, San Pedro, CA, south of LA. These ports are surrounded by dead zones, no one wants to live near them. The pollution, noise, traffic makes these areas inhabitable for the demographic groups that now inhabit the areas of Southport and BSL. To gain what? Jobs whos numbers have already been questioned. UNCW professor questions economic impact of proposed port | StarNewsOnline.com | Star-News | Wilmington, NC
A previous poster used the phrase"cottage industries" that will come with the port, how quaint, a cottage, what a vision. I say to that individual go visit above listed locations and you will find nothing "cottage" about them. The NCIT needs to be stopped now.
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