Tuesday, June 26, 2018 News · Press Releases

Statement on Today’s State Transportation Bank Vote on I-526

by Caitie Forde-Smith

Coastal Conservation League
Press Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2018

Media Contacts:

Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director — (252) 714-4790 or caitiefs@scccl.org
Jason Crowley, Communities & Transportation Director — (843) 723-7933 or jasonc@scccl.org

CHARLESTON, SC—In response to today’s 4-3 vote by the S.C. Transportation Infrastructure Bank to remove financial support for the extension of Interstate 526, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Laura Cantral issued the following statement:

The bank truly acted in the state’s best interest today.

South Carolina’s existing roads and bridges are crumbling. Like the Wando River bridge, they’re in bad shape and could use critical state support. The Coastal Conservation League commends the bank for focusing limited funding toward the state’s real needs.

Today’s vote is a responsible one and a rejection of a project that isn’t a strategic priority.

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The Coastal Conservation League is a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the coastal resources of South Carolina. Our mission is to protect the natural landscapes, abundant wildlife, clean water and traditional communities by working with citizens, local governments and the state legislature.


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