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Senate Bill 927: Shoreline Bill Carried Over in Subcommittee

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Wednesday, January 31: S. 927 was voted to carry over to the next Subcommittee meeting. We await the date of this meeting. After hearing public testimony, subcommittee members agreed that S. 927 will require necessary amendments before the bill will be passed out to the Senate floor. We hope to see significant improvements that will maintain a non-seaward baseline for SC taxpayers and provide clarity for the many tasks DHEC would have to undertake. Ultimately, we…

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House Bill 4683: Shoreline Bill Headed to the House Floor

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thursday, February 15: After passing out of Subcommittee on Tuesday, the Full Committee significantly amended the bill to clarify and improve several sections. The bill will now move to the House floor. Most importantly, the bill no longer seeks to undo the non-seaward baseline we fought so hard for in 2016. The 2012 baseline will stay in place and can never move more seaward — representing not only good beachfront management, but smart fiscal policy…

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House Bill 3529: Plastic Bag Ban Ban Bill Headed to Senate Subcommittee

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thursday, February 15: The bill will head to a subcommittee of the Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry committee next. Email your Senator and the subcommittee: https://coastal.bsd.net/page/speakout/home-rule-in-senate Thursday, February 8: More press coverage The State: No more plastic bag bans for SC: House says towns, cities cannot ban grocery bags WMBF: SC House votes to put an end to plastic bag bans Wednesday, February 7: In a 73-41 vote, House Bill 3529 passed out of…

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Two Offshore Drilling Rallies and Press Events Tuesday for Trump Administration Offshore Drilling Hearing

Monday, February 12, 2018

COASTAL CONSERVATION LEAGUE MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: FEBRUARY 13, 2018 CONTACT: Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director, Coastal Conservation League, (843)725-2064, caitiefs@scccl.org Alan Hancock, Energy and Climate Advocacy Director, Coastal Conservation League, (843) 277-7622, alanh@scccl.org Two Offshore Drilling Rallies and Press Events Tuesday for Trump Administration Offshore Drilling Hearing Charleston, SC – On Tuesday, February 13, elected leaders and coastal interests will speak on South Carolina’s opposition to offshore drilling. That day, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will hold its only South Carolina hearing…

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Statement on Today’s House Vote on H. 3529

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

PRESS STATEMENT Emily Cedzo – (843) 725-1290 – emilyc@scccl.org Caitie Forde-Smith – (252) 714-4790 – caitiefs@scccl.org For Immediate Release February 7, 2018 CHARLESTON, SC – In response to today’s vote in the S.C. House of Representatives (73-41) to pass House Bill 3529, a bill that would prevent local municipalities from addressing plastic pollution and considering bag bans, Coastal Conservation League Land, Water and Wildlife Program Director Emily Cedzo issued the following statement: Today’s vote is a rejection…

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Conservation Groups Challenge Attack on Clean Water in Federal Court

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Press Release from American Rivers, Charleston Waterkeeper, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Clean Water Action, Coastal Conservation League, Defenders of Wildlife, Friends of the Rappahannock, North Carolina Coastal Federation, North Carolina Wildlife Federation and the Southern Environmental Law Center For Release: February 6, 2018 Contacts: Southern Environmental Law Center, Kathleen Sullivan, 919-945-7106, ksullivan@selcnc.org Representing: American Rivers, Amy Kober, 503-708-1145, akober@americanrivers.org Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Kevin Jeselnik, 404-352-9828, kjeselnik@chattahoochee.org Coastal Conservation League, Caitie Forde-Smith, 252-714-4790, caitiefs@scccl.org Clean Water Action, Michael Kelly, 202-895-0420×103, mkelly@cleanwater.org Defenders of…

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Community groups ask S.C. Supreme Court to review, and reverse, decision on cruise ship terminal

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COASTAL CONSERVATION LEAGUE January 30, 2018 Contact: Jason Crowley – jasonc@scccl.org – (843) 723-7933 Caitie Forde-Smith – caitiefs@scccl.org – (252) 714-4790 Community Groups ask Supreme Court to Preserve Rights to Challenge Government Approval of Polluters on Behalf of Affected Citizens CHARLESTON, SC – On Monday, January 29, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) asked the South…

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Firm Stance on Shifting Shorelines

Saturday, January 27, 2018

This is urgent. We need your help stopping a bill that puts coastal communities at risk. Senate Bill 927 reverses the landmark Shoreline Management Bill you fought so hard for two years ago, and cuts against more than 30 years of thoughtful beachfront policy. That bill, which became state law, established a baseline that would not move seaward and helps us find safe places to build on the coast. Last fall, DHEC released new…

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Statement on the Trump Administration’s Plan to Expand Offshore Drilling

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Coastal Conservation League Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Eddy Moore – eddym@scccl.org – (843) 725-2061 Alan Hancock – alanh@scccl.org – (843) 277-7622 CHARLESTON, SC – In response to today’s announcement by the Trump Administration to welcome offshore oil and gas drilling in the waters of the Atlantic – including South Carolina’s coast – Coastal Conservation League Energy and Climate Program Director Eddy Moore issued the following statement: The federal government is again trying to force us to allow…

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Fool me once… Dominion has a great deal for you (us)! Failure to transact? Groundhog Day on offshore drilling, but a vigorous defense of the ocean ensues. The 526 mystery. Great news for elephants!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Folks, As the sun streams through the ice gaps on Tradd Street and, to paraphrase Charleston Airport head Paul Campbell, “Mother Nature takes care of the snow,” (at a truly “glacial” pace), the Post and Courier continues to shine the light on South Carolina’s primordial regulatory system.  (Thawing of both may begin in the near future, we hope.) The latest case in point is this article by Andrew Brown, revealing that most members of the South Carolina…

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