One step back for Mark Clark success
Charleston County Council voted last night to reconsider their decision earlier this month nixing the Mark Clark Expressway. It was an unfortunate choice, brought about by extreme pressure from boosters of the highway who claimed the county would have to repay millions of dollars that have been spent so far on studies and right-of-way acquisition. This argument turns logic on its head and contradicts one of America’s strongest environmental laws, as SELC Senior Attorney Chris DeScherer explains in this op-ed.
SELC and the Coastal Conservation League firmly believe that the same public involvement that convinced the council to end the project will again prevail and that council will ultimately return to its reasoned, sound, and legally justifiable position. We continue to work toward that goal.