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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 – – (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, 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…


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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The Price of Clean Air

Monday, July 24, 2017

I’m passionate about clean air. Before joining the Coastal Conservation League, I worked for the state’s Bureau of Air Quality at DHEC. There, I did air quality modeling to help inform state policy on keeping the air healthy for everyone. Clean air is important; unhealthy air can cause or contribute to respiratory diseases like asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, and it’s even been linked to heart-disease. Plus, dirty air can wreck the beautiful scenic vistas…

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A Word from the Warehouse – July 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Layered in a warm pie. Freshly sliced and sprinkled with salt. Diced and tossed in a bright, spicy salsa. Stuck between two pieces of white bread and Duke’s mayonnaise. At the warehouse, all we’re dreaming about and seeing are tomatoes. We’re in the thick of the crop’s season, and our pallets are piled high with juicy red, green and yellow tomatoes. Every tomato is a different shape,…

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The abundance of life! Threats thereto. Protecting marine ecosystems. Preventing flooding. What YOU can do!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer; but when the last individual of a race of living beings breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be again. William Beebe, The Bird, 1906 Folks, One of the benefits of spending a week in…

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Statement on Catherine Heigel’s resignation from DHEC

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Press Statement For Immediate Release Dana Beach – – (843) 723-7016 Alan Hancock – – (843) 781-6144 CHARLESTON, SC – In response to Catherine Heigel’s announcement today of her resignation, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Dana Beach issued the following statement:  DHEC is an important state agency charged with protecting the quality of the air we breathe and the water we…

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