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Consider This: Shameful Tactics delay International Drive Project

Frustration is growing over the International Drive project in Horry County…as it should.

The Carolina Forest area is booming …attracting new families and business owners who give our community an economic boost.

The infrastructure is becoming more of an issue now than ever with this amount of growth.

And yet, despite what residents want, what voters approved, and what local leaders and government agencies support, construction to pave International Drive is at a standstill.

The issue:  environmental groups want bear crossings along the six-mile stretch of road.

I understand the importance of protecting the environment.  But, nine years after the project was approved, a last minute challenge by conservation groups could create many more years with absolutely no progress.

Consider This: The process is obviously flawed since these tactics are allowed, but the bigger question is:   why would these environmental groups even want to conduct themselves in this shameful way?

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