Monday, July 25, 2016
This week’s news is a mixed bag — success and chaos, root causes and aerial insights, and a bucket list of fish.
The Post and Courier reports that the Charleston City Council did the right thing with the Ashley River bridge, by the slimmest of margins. The Council voted 7-6 in favor of devoting one out of seven lanes on Highway 17 across the Ashley to bicycles and pedestrians.
Remarkably, in spite of the years spent analyzing…
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Post and Courier‘s editorial board: Council scores big with bike lane
Charleston City Council didn’t just endorse a new bike lane over the Ashley River Tuesday.
By voting for the project, it took a bold step toward addressing traffic congestion and parking problems, and it promoted healthy lifestyles for residents.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
From the Post & Courier‘s Diane Knich: Bike lane over the Ashley River rolls forward
Bicyclists were elated Tuesday when Charleston City Council voted in favor of a plan to convert a lane of the northbound U.S. Highway 17 bridge over the Ashley River to bike and pedestrian use.
The group voted 7-6 in favor of sending a letter to Charleston County Councilman Elliott Summey reaffirming the city’s intentions to…
Monday, July 18, 2016
In spite of, or perhaps exemplified by, the Legislature’s action on highway funding this session — they rejected a gas tax increase, approved spending $200 million in one time funds on transportation improvements, and substantially reformed the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank — the tug of war between new highway construction, (eg. I-526 to Johns Island), and repairing the existing road system continues. On one side, the vast majority of South Carolina residents, businesses, conservation groups, low-tax and good…
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
From the Charleston City Paper’s Dustin Waters: Is Charleston next in line to take a stand on plastic bags?
Let’s consider the plastic bag. Over recent years, there’s been a growing debate across the country regarding the impact of these everyday conveniences. On one side, you have those who argue that plastic bags pollute our cities, waste resources, and harm wildlife. On the other side, you have the counter argument: Plastic bags are efficient, affordable,…
Thursday, June 23, 2016
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June 23, 2016
Contact: Alan Hancock, (843) 781-6144, email@example.com
CHARLESTON – In response to Governor Nikki Haley signing two ethics reform bills in Easley today, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Dana Beach issued the following statement:
“The Coastal Conservation League applauds Governor Nikki Haley, Senator Larry Martin, Senator Wes Hayes, and Representative Kirkman Finlay for their leadership in…
Monday, June 20, 2016
This week brought three topics together that are too often considered in isolation: affordable housing, urban design and transportation.
The first article, by Warren Wise with the Post and Courier, reports on Thursday’s housing summit in Charleston, sponsored by the Lowcountry Community Loan Fund. The theme of the conference, around which there was virtually unanimous agreement, is that poor planning and zoning is a major contributor to the Lowcountry’s housing affordability problem, and that solving…
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Stephanie Burt, a Charleston based writer, and host of the podcast The Southern Fork, recently dropped by the warehouse to chat with our General Manager Sara Clow. Here is a preview of their conversation about connecting local eaters with local farmers.
If you like to read more, check out the full interview in Paste.
Paste: Besides the obvious (food), why…
Monday, June 6, 2016
Beautiful is the best way to describe Acacia Mack’s description of her childhood home on James Island Creek. Ms. Mack, whose family has lived in a bucolic family compound on James Island for more than three generations, says it is her “Battery, Waterfront Park and Pineapple all wrapped up in one.” Diane Knich writes in the Post and Courier that the I 526 extension would have obliterated this small community of relatives and neighbors, passing within 80 feet of the modest…
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Coastal Conservation League
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Katie Zimmerman – firstname.lastname@example.org, (843)725-1292
Alan Hancock – email@example.com (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…