Representative Leon Stavrinakis Reacts to Haley Veto of DHEC Port Permit Reversal

“Governor Haley is out of touch with South Carolina businesses, out of touch with South Carolina workers, and apparently dead set on ruining our natural resources to make sure her plan to grow jobs in the State of Georgia moves forward.” said Rep. Stavrinakis. “Of course, I will vote to override this veto. Beyond that, I will fight this Governor and her political cronies tooth and nail to make sure their dream of a Savannah Port which trumps the Port of Charleston never becomes a reality.” added Stavrinakis.

H.4627 was co-sponsored by State Representatives Leon Stavrinakis (Charleston), Jim Merrill (Charleston) and Jim Harrison (Columbia), and proposes to shut down the illegal DHEC permit in question and restore usurped authority to the Maritime Commission as well as the SC General Assembly.

Representative Leon Stavrinakis represents District 119 in Charleston County. The district includes portions of the City of Charleston, West Ashley, James Island, Johns Island and all of Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island.


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