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Groups, residents seek more time to respond to Charleston cruise ship terminal materials


CHARLESTON, South Carolina — Some Charleston residents and advocacy groups say they need more time to review 40,000 pages of material that the State Ports Authority submitted with its application for a cruise ship terminal at Union Pier.

The Post & Courier of Charleston reported (http://bit.ly/1Kpn4yD) the authority gave the materials to the Army Corps of Engineers in support of its $35 million proposal.

A lawyer for the Southern Environmental Law Center says his group also will ask for more review time. The center is suing the SPA to stop the terminal's construction.

A Corps spokesman says the comment period has already been doubled from its usual 15 days.

The SPA wants to build a new terminal to replace the 42-year-old facility that handles passengers mostly for Carnival Cruise Lines and its Fantasy ship.

Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com

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