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March 12, 2015


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The State: Environmental protection rules at risk on SC coast

Thursday, March 12, 2015

by Sammy Fretwell The State Lawmakers are examining whether to ease coastal environmental rules that some Lowcountry officials say are hindering industrial development in counties that need jobs. A bill that could loosen regulations protecting wetlands and rivers in much of Dorchester County is fueling the discussion. Bill supporters say South Carolina’s coastal regulations should not apply to inland areas of Dorchester because those communities are much different geographically than areas closer to the Atlantic Ocean. The…

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News 2: Land battle rages in Dorchester County

Thursday, March 12, 2015

  by Rebecca Collett WCBC News 2 Legislation working its way through the State House would eliminate protection for hundreds of square miles of land in Dorchester County. The Coastal Conservation League says the legislation has huge impacts on the natural environment and will impact critical wetlands. County leaders say the unnecessary protection stifles growth. In January, Dorchester County Council voted unanimously to request state lawmakers to initiate legislation that would exempt a portion of Dorchester…

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