South Carolina's Growing Irritation Toward Sprawl

South Carolina's upcountry 33 acres a day are being lost to large retail chains such as Wal-Mart and Target.
July 23, 2004, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Here in South Carolina's upcountry, the march of Wal-Marts, Targets and the rest are laying waste to 33 acres a day."

Whether land-use issues will become a defining part of the election cycle is uncertain. But an increasing number of moderate Republicans--especially those living in America's biggest sprawl areas around North and South Carolina--are growing frustrated with the GOP's anti-regulation approach to land use. 'Sherman's march to sea might have been quick and violent, but sprawl in the American south today is having the same devastating consequences', says Froma Harrop."

Thanks to David Hey

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Published on Thursday, July 22, 2004 in The Seattle Times
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