City of North Charleston makes good, sues over S.C. rail plan (further legal action)

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Update May 18: North Charleston Mayor R. Keith Summey, City Council, and the city’s legal team held a press conference this morning during which the Mayor announced another legal challenge to halt the construction of a rail yard on the northern end of the former Navy Base.

The City deems this course of action necessary to protect the interests of the citizens of North Charleston and to ensure that the State of South Carolina fully abides by the 2002 General Assembly mandated Memorandum of Understanding.

The Post and Courier reports that North Charleston is giving the state and federal government 60 days notice that it intends to file a civil lawsuit challenging the S.C. Department of Commerce’s plan to bring in rail lines to serve the new State Ports Authority.

First reporting: The City of North Charleston has made good on its promise to bring legal action against the S.C. Department of Commerce’s plan to bring a rail yard to the city's waterfront.

For anyone following this story in the least, you know why, for those that don't, read this.

No counter yet from the Department but you can be sure no one will easily back down from this fight.

The Charleston Regional Business Journal has the report on the situation and North Charleston's nine claims; take a read here.


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