Deal stuck between port, environmental groups to move Charleston port forward (updated)

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Update August 7: The Post and Courier has followed and has a nice rounded-out report; read it here.

If you were to judge by the two comments (which is a horrible cross-section of society, I know) on that story (as of 8 a.m.) neither camp of supporters is too thrilled with the deal, which I always take as a sign of good negotiations.

First reporting August 6: One of the larger obstacles to the South Carolina State Ports Authority adding another shipping terminal to the Charleston Harbor has been settled out of court after the port group pledged to the Carolina Coastal Conservation League that it would monitor and seek to limit pollution coming from truck traffic at the new port on Charleston's neck. 

The Post and Courier has a nice rundown on what has transpired; read it here.

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