The decision by the South Carolina State Ports Authority to seek approval for a new Global Gateway terminal on Daniel Island--located between the Cooper and Wando Rivers near Charleston--has ignited an intense debate, pitting port supporters, who say the state needs the facility to keep pace with projected growth in foreign trade, against critics who contend the plan is wasteful, environmentally harmful, and disruptive of nearby communities. The authority estimates that 83,000 jobs in the state depend on the sport. Critics fear the impact of more traffic, noise, and light on nearby communities, lower air and water quality, and a new rail and truck route to be built through a predominantly African American neighborhood, displacing 15 homes. They also question the $1.2 billion cost over 15 years and doubt whether shipping demand will ever reach the planned capacity.

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    American Planning Association

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  • Authors:
    • Jacobson, L
  • Publication Date: 2000-4


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  • Pagination: p. 28
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  • Accession Number: 00798513
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 2000 12:00AM