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.