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South Carolina House Approves Landmark Shoreline Management Bill

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Coastal Conservation League FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Katie Zimmerman – katiez@scccl.org, (843)725-1292 Alan Hancock – alanh@scccl.org (803) 361-1693 June 1, 2016 COLUMBIA, SC – Today the South Carolina House of Representatives approved the strongest protections for South Carolina beaches in 25 years. Scientists, developers, attorneys, and lawmakers have worked for nearly a decade to develop common-sense policies regarding development near beaches. The shoreline management bill, S. 139, would permanently set a baseline from moving seaward along our state’s beachfront, restricting certain…

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State Transportation Infrastructure Bank Board Makes the Right Call on Mark Clark Extension

Thursday, May 26, 2016

News Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center and the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League May 26, 2016 Contact: Chris DeScherer, SELC, (843) 720-5270 Mike Mather, SELC Communications, (434) 977-4090 or mmather@selcva.org Natalie Olson, CCL, (843) 723-8035 or natalieo@scccl.org Alan Hancock, CCL, (803) 361-1693 or alanh@scccl.org State Transportation Infrastructure Bank Board Makes the Right Call on Mark Clark Extension COLUMBIA – Today the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank, or “SIB,” voted against giving the County a year-long extension to explore funding the project with…

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Statement on Legislative Audit of State Transportation Infrastructure Bank

Thursday, May 26, 2016

For Immediate Release May 26, 2016 Contact: Alan Hancock (803) 361-1693, alanh@scccl.org CHARLESTON – In response to the Legislative Audit Council review of the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Dana Beach issued the following statement: “The audit underscores the need for the Legislature to pass reforms to move the the infrastructure bank under the Department of Transportation, so we don’t have two separate transportation agencies in South Carolina. We need to make…

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Landmark Shoreline Management Bill Up for Final Approval in South Carolina Legislature

Monday, May 23, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Katie Zimmerman, (843) 725-1292, katiez@scccl.org –  Alan Hancock, (803) 361-1693, alanh@scccl.org May 21, 2016 Landmark Shoreline Management Bill Up for Final Approval in South Carolina Legislature  COLUMBIA, S.C. – The strongest protections for South Carolina beaches in 25 years are one step from becoming law this week. Scientists, developers, attorneys, and lawmakers have worked for more than 10 years to develop common-sense policies for shoreline development. The shoreline management bill, S. 139, would permanently set…

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Crab Bank Pelicam Launches

Monday, May 16, 2016

Coastal Conservation League FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Alan Hancock, alanh@scccl.org DATE: May 13, 2016 Crab Bank Pelicam Launches Coastal Conservation League and partners launch online live stream of pelicans nesting from Charleston Harbor The Coastal Conservation League and our partners at the SC Department of Natural Resources, Stasmayer Inc, Charleston Harbor Pilots, Coastal Expeditions, and Mount Pleasant Radio have launched a live video stream of nesting pelicans on Crab Bank in Charleston Harbor. Watch it at http://coastalconservationleague.org/pelicam/. Coastal Conservation League…

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Groups propose shifting jeopardized Mark Clark millions to local transportation projects

Monday, April 25, 2016

News Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center and the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League April 25, 2016 Contact: Chris DeScherer, SELC, (843) 720-5270 Mike Mather, SELC Communications, (434) 977-4090 or mmather@selcva.org Natalie Olson, CCL, (843) 723-8035 CHARLESTON – Charleston County officials should make a play to keep the $420 million in contested Mark Clark Extension funds and use the cash for other local transportation projects that would do more to ease traffic jams and improve public safety. The Coastal…

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Statement on Obama Administration Offshore Drilling Reversal

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

COASTAL CONSERVATION LEAGUE STATEMENT ON OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OFFSHORE DRILLING REVERSAL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hamilton Davis, (843) 810-4178 or hamiltond@scccl.org  March 15, 2016 CHARLESTON, S.C. – Today the Obama Administration announced that it was removing the Atlantic from its 2017-2022 offshore drilling plans.  In response, Hamilton Davis, Energy and Climate Director for the Coastal Conservation League, issued the following statement: “This decision is a…

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S.C. Food Policy Council Annual Meeting

Monday, February 22, 2016

Today at the Farmers Market in West Columbia, the South Carolina Food Policy Council met to discuss pressing regulatory and policy issues facing food producers in South Carolina. Our vision is that farmers at every scale will have access to the coast’s burgeoning urban markets, satisfying the growing demand for local vegetables and meat, strengthening struggling rural communities, and stabilizing rural land use, and sponsoring today’s conference is part of getting there.

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Transportation on the Senate Floor

Friday, February 19, 2016

To fix the potholes, fix the system This week on the Senate Floor, Senator Tom Davis of Beaufort filibustered to ensure that reforming transportation is part of any law to address our roads. Senator Davis explained that if the General Assembly simply raises the gas tax without reforming the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank, any new money would not necessarily go to fixing existing interstates. Citing the example of South Carolina Highway 51, Senator Davis predicted…

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The Roads Bill in the Senate

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Here’s an update on the progress of the roads debate in the SC Senate, with voices from social media.

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