Apr 26 2007
Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made the following statement on the decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allow the expansion of the Charleston port to move forward. Earlier today, the Corps issued permits for the port expansion and a new access road.
“From the mountains to the sea, the Port of Charleston is one of the key economic engines of our state. Today’s announcement is very good news. The creation of a new terminal will create more capacity and help ensure we remain competitive well into the 21st century. I’ve been honored to work with the congressional delegation and local leaders on this project. I’d like to thank the leadership of the Army Corps, state, federal and local agencies whose cooperative effort made this happen.”