CASS COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)—People in Cass County are looking closely at local elections this year. The Cass County Citizens' Coalition group is hoping new elected officials will re-evaluate negotiations with a zinc factory coming to the area.
People a part of CCCC told News 18 that they are looking for a "changing of the guard."
As News 18 previously reported, people living in Cass County have accused county leaders of secretly negotiating with a zinc factory coming to the area.
Several lawsuits have been filed involving the county and WSP. Another concern people have is safety. They are heavily concerned about the type of pollution and danger it could put families in. Right now construction on the factory is about 4 miles away from Clymers.
Cass County Citizens Coalition member Bryon Stephens said people are all for economic development but not at the cost of the health of the citizens.
"The only thing holding up the funding of the project today are the lawsuits," said Stephens. "We obviously have to be able to prevail on the lawsuits to open those things up or we would have to find some significant irregularities with the way things were conducted and we would only find that from being internal to the county business at that point and time."
As a reminder there are still four active lawsuits between the county and WSP and one lawsuit between the citizens and WSP.