South Carolina Environmental Law Project

Lawyers for the Wild Side of South Carolina

Environmentalists want Bucksport industrial park put on hold, proponents say it’s not necessary
March 10th, 2014

CONWAY — Environmental groups on Monday called for the Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority to withdraw its permit application to build a marine industrial park along the Waccamaw River in Bucksport so further study can occur, something the authority’s executive director said isn’t necessary.

Meanwhile, dozens of Bucksport residents attended Monday’s public hearing on the proposal, most of them voicing opposition to the plan and expressing skepticism over the impact it could have on the predominantly black community.

“We don’t have a problem with progress, but what will it cost our community?” said Harold Phillips, a Bucksport resident. “Most of us live a quiet, peaceful life.”

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