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WHAT A DIFFERENCE TWO WEEKS CAN MAKE:
Jim Hodges does a 180 degree turn on the Environment
(Turn up your speakers to hear the Hodges Theme)

The governor, who sees the shipment as an attempt to make the SRS a permanent storage site for weapons plutonium, said he would lie in the road to block government trucks, if necessary.
-Wednesday, August 15, 2001
Charleston Post and Courier

Originally, Gov. Jim Hodges had planned to watch state troopers practice roadblocks Wednesday in front of the Savannah River Site.
Instead, he spent the day talking to agency officials and U.S. Rep. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., about how the two sides can work together on making sure plutonium brought to the site near Aiken doesn't find a permanent home in the state.
-Thursday, August 30, 2001
Charleston Post and Courier

Gov. Jim Hodges has signed bills into law that reduce pollution penalties and toughen the state's laws on bulletproof vests.
-Wednesday, September 5, 2001
Charleston Post and Courier

When you're Jim Hodges, two weeks CAN make a big difference ...

Who really stood up for South Carolina's environment?
The federal government has agreed to halt planned shipments of weapons-grade plutonium from Colorado to South Carolina until an agreement is forged specifying how and when the material will be removed from the state, House Speaker David Wilkins and Lt. Gov. Bob Peeler said late Friday.
     "We received assurances there would be no shipments of plutonium until there's ample time to develop a clear exit strategy," Wilkins, R-Greenville, said after he and Peeler met at Department of Energy headquarters with Undersecretary Robert Card.
     "We're going to get it in writing," Peeler said.
-Saturday, August 25, 2001
Charleston Post and Courier

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