Tag: Savannah River

A “pittance” of funding for harbor dredging: what now?

We’re all going to be reading and hearing a lot in the coming weeks and months about the Obama administration’s decision to include only a $600,000 “pittance” (the AJC’s characterization) in its 2011 budget for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.…

Savannah Harbor Expansion Project: the view from South Carolina

Take a look at Mary Mayle’s Portside column today in the SMN: “S.C. takes off gloves on harbor deepening”. I noted in a couple of columns recently that Georgia politicians and other supporters of harbor deepening had clearly failed in…

Deepening the Savannah River channel runs up against salinity issues and city politics

My freshman composition students at Armstrong are writing persuasive papers right now. As I always do for such assignments, I’m reminding them repeatedly that it’s impossible to craft truly effective arguments if writers ignore — or don’t understand —┬áthe best…

AP explores the national context of harbor deepening battle

┬áLocally based AP writer Russ Bynum has a great piece today regarding the issue of East Coast ports struggling to find the money and to figure out the logistics for the eventual arrival of larger ships after the Panama Canal…

Quick update on Georgia budget, Savannah River deepening

Some new developments of note over the last couple of days. Governor Nathan Deal’s comments in recent days, like those quoted in this piece in the Savannah Morning News, indicate that we will not see dramatic changes to the state…

Morning Headlines: harbor deepening, housing, Nathan Deal

A month or so ago, I set up a Google Alert for news articles about harbor deepening issues along the East Coast. It’s clear that politics is playing a big role — and will certainly play a bigger role —…