CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - An environmental
group suggests that when studying deepening the Charleston Harbor
shipping channel, the Army Corps of Engineers should consider whether
deepening other harbors is a better alternative.
The Charleston District of
the corps has received dozens of comments on a deepening study needed
before an estimated $300 million channel deepening project can begin.
Comments from the Southern
Environmental Law Center on behalf of the Coastal Conservation League
suggest the corps review projects elsewhere to determine the true
But corps spokesman Doug
Garman in Washington said that the deepening studies consider the
impacts on a specific area. And he said local partners - in this case
the South Carolina State Ports Authority - help pay for the studies.