South Carolina Environmental Law Project

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4 years on, Charleston cruise debate lingers
January 6th, 2014

It's been almost four years since the South Carolina Ports Authority announced plans to build a new $35 million passenger cruise terminal by renovating an old warehouse on the Charleston waterfront.

And it's going on three years that the issue of building the terminal has been before the courts. With challenges from environmental, neighborhood and preservation groups ongoing in federal, state and administrative law courts, the debate over the city's year-round cruise industry won't be ending any time soon.

Opponents of the city's expanded cruise industry say they are not opposed to cruises, but want stronger regulations governing the industry. They have challenged both state and federal permits to allow the Ports Authority to install new pilings beneath the warehouse to create the new terminal.

Read More Here: http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2014/01/02/after-years-debate-no-foreseeable-resolution-charleston-cruise-debate/

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