Cue the environmental protesters over this
Gov. Sonny Perdue and South Carolina’s governor on Monday announced that the two states will jointly build a port in the coastal community of Jasper County, S.C.
Perdue and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford held a news conference in Jasper to announce the formation of a Bi-State Port Authority, which would be akin to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The deal between the Georgia and South Carolina would have to be approved by each of their legislatures and the U.S. Congress.
The much-disputed port would be built along the Savannah River just down river from land owned by the state of Georgia. The proposed 1,800-acre facility would be operated jointly by the two states and may attract huge private investment.