August 17, 2022

The Nerve

Where Government Gets Exposed

Haley Staffer Faces Senate Panel on DHEC Permit Issue

Tim Pearson, chief of staff for Gov. Nikki Haley, is questioned by members of a Senate panel Dec. 8 regarding a water quality permit for the dredging of the Savannah River.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal approached Haley and asked if the DHEC board could hear the case for issuing a permit following a recommendation by DHEC staff that the permit not be approved, Pearson tells Sen. Brad Hutto, D-Orangeburg, during a Senate hearing Dec. 8 in Columbia.

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