CASTLE HAYNE, N.C. -- Some residents in Castle Hayne are celebrating Titan America’s decision not to build a cement plant there. The company's CEO said the reason they have decided to pull out is driven by project economics. Costs to build a new plant have risen in the past few years, however they still own the property. That has some residents worried the company may change their mind in the future.

"We have a right to breathe clean air and drink safe water and protect our children future. And protect our children's health. That's worth fighting for. And no matter how long it takes, we're not going to stop,” said Kayne Darrell with Citizens Against Titan.

Titan officials said they will continue operations as normal and no jobs will be affected by their recent decision.