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Irma odds and ends. The fallout. The response. Can I talk to you about insurance? Snow leopards on the rise.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

There is a party Everyone is there Everyone will leave At exactly the same time  When this party’s over It will start again It will not be any different It will be exactly the same “Heaven” by David Byrne Folks, Irma certainly wasn’t a party, and it wasn’t EXACTLY the same as Matthew or the October 2015 “rain bomb.”  But the hurricane, (which was “just” a tropical storm in South Carolina), left us with a familiar, sinking feeling – for the third time in…

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Irma odds and ends. The fallout. The response. Can I talk to you about insurance? Snow leopards on the rise.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

There is a party Everyone is there Everyone will leave At exactly the same time  When this party’s over It will start again It will not be any different It will be exactly the same “Heaven” by David Byrne Folks, Irma certainly wasn’t a party, and it wasn’t EXACTLY the same as Matthew or the October 2015 “rain bomb.”  But the hurricane, (which was “just” a tropical storm in South Carolina), left us with a familiar, sinking feeling – for the third time in…

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A modest proposal: Don’t prepare for Irma. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. GrowFood goes national! Protection for history on the Cooper.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Folks, With Hurricane Irma in the forefront of our collective minds, here is a modest proposal:  I suggest that the people who continue to deny human-caused climate change (bless their hearts) should similarly discount the science, and the scientists, the rest of us are depending on to decide whether to board up our windows, to buy bottled water, and to put the cat in the carrier and suffer four hours of driving to Spartanburg, (serenaded…

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More nuclear fallout. Santee Cooper is insolvent. South Carolina is a corporate state. Learning from the eclipse. Bing Crosby! Beautiful dirt. Defeating plastic pollution. Birds and moose!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Folks, Reading the newspaper (or the cyber newsfeed) has been especially painful these last two weeks. Charlottesville… a shooting on King Street in Charleston…  a hurricane in Texas… and countless (truly) articles about the demise of the SCANA/Santee Cooper nuclear plant.  No silver linings in these events… But also, if you will bear with me, some encouraging, inspiring and beautiful stories too. First, the nuclear plant debacle continues to unfold.  There are important lessons about how to…

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A Word from the Warehouse – August 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

On hot August days in the warehouse, it can be easy to get stuck in the daily grind. We arrive before sunrise, listen to voicemails left the night before, answer emails, jot down orders and load vans for delivery. Forklifts run, phones ring, customers drop in. Wash, rinse, dry, repeat. It can be tough to pause and remember why we put in the…

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Infrastructure: It’s not all it’s cracked up to be. The perils of public private partnerships. Moral hazard in the energy arena. Wetlands are infrastructure, and they are free! Fortress EPA. Snakes on the beach!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The law locks up the man or woman who steals the goose from off the common. But lets the greater felon loose, who steals the common from the goose. Anonymous Folks, Another week, another missed news summary.  I have no excuse.  So, I’ll try to make this one the best yet, with a laser-like focus on one big issue – infrastructure.  The word is so solid and reassuring I’ll say it again.  Infrastructure. …

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Statement on Federal Court Decision Regarding Wave Dissipation Devices on Harbor Island and Isle of Palms

Monday, August 14, 2017

Press Statement For Immediate Release  Alan Hancock – alanh@scccl.org – (843) 781-6144 CHARLESTON, SC – In response to the news that the U.S. District Court in Charleston today ordered the “wave dissipation devices” on Harbor Island and Isle of Palms removed immediately and remain down during nesting season while the Sierra Club’s case proceeds, Coastal Conservation League Chief Conservation Officer Lisa Jones-Turansky issued the following…

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Media Advisory: Offshore Drilling Rally in Mount Pleasant

Saturday, August 5, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: AUGUST 7, 2017 CONTACT: Alan Hancock, Communications Director, Coastal Conservation League, (843) 781-6144, alanh@scccl.org Offshore drilling rally Monday Charleston, SC – On Monday, August 7 at 6 pm at the Yacht Club at the Charleston Harbor Fish House, elected leaders and offshore drilling expert Peg Howell will update the public on what’s next with federal government attempts to open up our coast for offshore drilling for oil and gas. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy…

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In response to yesterday’s nuclear news

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Here’s my take on the news that Santee Cooper and SCE&G are abandoning a nuclear expansion project at the V.C. Summer power plant and what you can do next as a utility customer and South Carolina citizen.  

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Shorter emails. Brilliant corvids. Not as brilliant county councils. I-526 “death rattle?” Ancient resorts. Modern heroism.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Folks, I’ve gotten a lot of comments about the past three email news summaries and took a week off to think about them.  (Actually, I was just too disorganized to get last week’s out. Sorry!)  A few significant people tactfully suggested that I cut the length down.  I agree, with the caveat that I will have to leave a few items out (important topics like testosterone research…).  With brevity in mind, I’ll get directly to…

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