My guess is that South Carolina is going to have some legislators proven to be the straw men that they are.
And, there is another angle ....
The Afghanistan invasion by the US following 9/11 was to secure pipeline routes from the Caspian Sea to Pakistan and other points of sea departure for transport of valuable natural gas to ports in the US.
Some to to New Orleans, don't know status after Katrina.
Georgia was adding onto terminal storage capability at the time.
Feds were talking new interstate I-3 from Savannah to Knoxville Tennessee, which would route natural gas pipeline.
South Carolina started expanding port capability and there have been arguments. Dunno if there is competition with Georgia ports for accepting the natural gas.
Don't know who is "selling" the natural gas, but if someone cares to scroogle, they may find that it is Russia.
Now, wouldn't that be a cool coup if South Carolina governor guaranteed Russia US continental access to Russia for a huge market in natural gas?
Just sayin' dudes, there is always more to the story ........