For Immediate Release
November 10, 2011

Contact: Leon Stavrinakis (843-813-2800)

Representative Leon Stavrinakis calls DHEC Vote a Direct Assult on the Charleston Port
Files FOIA request with Governor Haley’s Office

In response to today’s Department of Health and Environmental Control’s (DHEC) vote to grant the Georgia Ports Authority permission to deepen the Port of Savannah. Charleston state representative Leon Stavrinakis issued this statement:

“Governor Haley and her team have launched a direct assault on the Port of Charleston, the jobs it creates, and the families those jobs support. The people of South Carolina deserve an answer from the Governor for this outrageous act of betrayal – because ultimately the buck stops with her. I will be filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in the morning, asking for details on the Governor’s communication with Port officials in Georgia over the last year. I will also be asking for all travel logs to and from the state of Georgia by the Governor as well as her staff over the last year. I also call on the Governor to release any and all campaign contributions this quarter from Georgia residents. The people of South Carolina have a right to know why the Haley administration sold them out to the state of Georgia. I am going to do everything I can to help them get the answers.”


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