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Column: Offshore drilling a threat to what we see as beautiful

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

In my previous column, I asked whether Lowcountry artists have a responsibility to protect our ocean and animals from oil spills. Then, inspired by a wind turbine demonstration I saw on the beach at Ocean Drive a few hours north of here, I attended a panel discussion at the Technical College of the Lowcountry about oil exploration on our coast.

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Post & Courier: Maland: Hit the brakes on I-526 extension

Sunday, February 15, 2015 526

The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, in its Feb. 1 op-ed, argues that we should remain focused on our region’s most important transportation needs — and they are exactly right. It is critical that we support, and insist on, funding for our highest priority projects, particularly in light of the recent attention the media, the governor and the General Assembly have given South Carolina’s crumbling road system.Those unequivocal priorities are I-26 and the airport connector…

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The State: Port Royal joins Beaufort in opposing seismic testing, offshore drilling

Thursday, February 12, 2015 Offshore Drilling

Lowcountry leaders are considering and passing resolutions against offshore oil drilling and seismic testing to lend support to environmentalists protesting the practices. Beaufort City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday night, and Port Royal Town Council followed on Wednesday night.

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Post & Courier: Opponents mobilize as state reviews first offshore oil testing permit

Saturday, February 7, 2015

South Carolina could stop controversial seismic gun testing for natural gas and oil in federal waters offshore if it disrupts the coastal environment or economy. The slim prospect has galvanized conservation groups as regulators review the first of what may be seven permit applications.

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Post & Courier: Port of Charleston deal with conservation groups praised by S.C. Senate committee

Thursday, February 5, 2015

COLUMBIA — South Carolina senators praised Charleston port officials Wednesday for striking a $5 million deal with environmental groups over the port’s harbor-deepening project, avoiding a potentially expensive lawsuit and delays. “We would have spent a lot more than $5 million (in court),” said Sen. Hugh Leatherman, the Senate president pro-tempore and a member of the Senate Transportation Committee.

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Offshore drilling not worth the risk to SC

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Obama Administration this week released a draft proposal that would open areas off the South Carolina coast to oil and gas exploration and development. This proposal represents a fundamental threat to the people, wildlife and natural resources that exemplify the best of what makes South Carolina a special place to live and work. Our state’s fisheries and ocean-based tourism and recreation support nearly 79,000 jobs and…

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Conservation League Questions President Obama’s Drilling Proposal

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Offshore Drilling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Hamilton Davis   The Obama Administration today released a draft proposal that would open areas off the South Carolina coast to oil and gas exploration and development. This proposal represents a fundamental threat to the people, wildlife and natural resources that exemplify the best of what makes South Carolina a special place to live and work. Our state’s fisheries and ocean based tourism and recreation support nearly 79,000 jobs and generate over $4.4…

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Post & Courier: Charleston Gold rice takes center stage at party

Thursday, January 22, 2015 GrowFood Rice Party 2/6/15

Diners don’t have to eat very many meals around Charleston to become acquainted with Carolina Gold rice, described by producer and promoter Anson Mills as “the grandfather of long-grain rice in the Americas.” But even locals are just getting to know Charleston Gold, a whippersnapper in the rice family.

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Post & Courier: SILO puts the ‘e’ in farmers markets

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 SILO and GrowFood - Post & Courier article

The Charleston Farmers Market is closed until April, but that doesn’t mean the region’s run out of locally grown food. To the contrary, “there’s a huge bounty available,” says Patrick Kelly, co-owner of Sea Islands Local Outlet. “Right now, we have citrus, tons of leafy greens, hydroponic yellow tomatoes, taro root, turmeric, edible flowers and sweet potatoes.”

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SC Ports Authority, Lowcountry Open Land Trust, Coastal Conservation League, and Southern Environmental Law Center Announce Milestone Agreement for Harbor Deepening

Monday, January 5, 2015

Collaboration benefits land conservation efforts along Cooper River Corridor Charleston – Today SC Ports Authority, Lowcountry Open Land Trust, Coastal Conservation League and the Southern Environmental Law Center announced a milestone agreement for the Post-45 Harbor Deepening Project that includes a significant Port contribution to land conservation efforts along the Cooper River Corridor. SC Ports Authority (SCPA) is partnering with Lowcountry Open Land Trust (LOLT), Coastal Conservation League (CCL) and the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC)…

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