We appreciate the coverage The Post and Courier has devoted to plans by the South Carolina State Ports Authority to build a new cruise terminal.
But in reference to The Post and Courier coverage of the Army Corps of Engineers public hearing, I would like to clarify a comment of mine:
Reporter David Wren chose only a snippet of my statement on behalf of Charleston Communities for Cruise Control. It did not accurately characterize our stance on this project.
Mr. Wren quoted me as saying the cruise industry represents “a threat to the very fabric of the city where so many of us live, work and love to visit.”
My full statement, read into the record at the hearing, was this: “Authorizing the SPA’s proposed new, larger cruise terminal without the appropriate considerations and without legally binding, enforceable limits is a threat to the very fabric of the city where so many of us live, work and love to visit.”
The key part of my comments, absent in The Post and Courier’s report, reflects our efforts to find compromise.
We are not against the cruise industry or the cruise terminal. But we strongly believe in the need for a balanced approach that promotes cruise tourism while at the same time preserves and protects the character and accessibility of the Historic District, a federally recognized historic landmark.
We are looking for solutions, not obstructions.
for Cruise Control