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July 29, 2012 in Viewpoints

“Cruise-ship battle not so one-sided”: a Dana Beach editorial in The State- “…(the cruise business is) one half of one percent of the (economic) impact of freight.”

The leaders of the state Chamber of Commerce and Manufacturers Alliance are vigorously defending the State Ports Authority’s effort to “aggressively pursue cruise line business” and spend $35 million ...

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July 25, 2012 in Viewpoints

“Better cruise emissions possible”- a P&C editorial today: “Those insisting that it is not necessary to institute enforceable restrictions on air emissions from cruise ships in Charleston could be leaning on a weak reed.”

"...Until it is sure that the regulations will stand and that the cruise industry will abide by them, people who live or work in the area of the passenger terminal should not get complacent." Read ent ...

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July 23, 2012 in Viewpoints

“House Cleaning”- a letter by Carrie Agnew: “The exhaust emitted by the Fantasy is a proven carcinogen.”

House cleaning I believe that a number of people misunderstood the point made in a July 3 article regarding the increased amount of soot/airborne particulate matter being experienced downtown as a res ...

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July 21, 2012 in Viewpoints

A.D. Heathcock’s letter- “Tourism’s Toll”: “Each week, Carnival Cruise lines dumps 1,500-plus tourists who compete for sidewalk space with those staying in expensive hotels.”

Tourism’s toll Those who advocated for unlimited tourism in the Charleston area are now seeing the results of that argument. Numbers really do matter. Folly Beach can accommodate a few beer drinkers, ...

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