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Statement on Catherine Heigel’s resignation from DHEC

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Press Statement For Immediate Release Dana Beach – danabeach@scccl.org – (843) 723-7016 Alan Hancock – alanh@scccl.org – (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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Statement on Trump Administration Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Press Statement For Immediate Release Eddy Moore – eddym@scccl.org – (843) 725-2061 Alan Hancock – alanh@scccl.org – (843) 781-6144 CHARLESTON, SC – In response to this afternoon’s announcement from the President that the United States would withdraw from the Paris agreement on climate, Coastal Conservation League Energy and Climate Director Eddy Moore issued the following statement: Our…

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Statement on Automatic Stay Vote

Thursday, March 9, 2017

PRESS STATEMENT Dana Beach – (843) 853-7388 – danabeach@scccl.org Alan Hancock – (843) 781-6144 – alanh@scccl.org For Immediate Release March 9, 2017 Statement on South Carolina Senate Vote on the Automatic Stay CHARLESTON, S.C. – In response to a vote in the South Carolina Senate on the automatic stay, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Dana Beach issued the following statement: “The South Carolina Senate has made it vastly more difficult for citizens to challenge government decisions that could irreversibly…

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Statement on Anti-Home-Rule Bill Vote

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

PRESS STATEMENT Katie Zimmerman – (843) 725-1292 – katiez@scccl.org Alan Hancock – (843) 781-6144 – alanh@scccl.org For Immediate Release March 7, 2017 Statement on Anti-Home-Rule Bill Vote CHARLESTON, SC – In response to a vote ending discussion this year of a bill that would preclude local governments from addressing the pollution problems associated with disposable plastic products, Coastal Conservation League Air, Water, and Public Health Director Katie Zimmerman issued the following statement: “Today’s vote reaffirms the commitment of the South Carolina…

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Coastal Conservation League Board of Directors Announces Search for New Executive Director

Monday, February 27, 2017

February 27, 2017 Contact: Dana Beach – danabeach@scccl.org Coastal Conservation League Board of Directors Announces Search for New Executive Director CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Board of Directors of the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League announced today that Dana Beach plans to step down as the organization’s executive director later this year. He will assume a new role as a strategic advisor. The board will launch a national search for his successor. Beach founded the Conservation League in 1989…

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Statement on Governor McMaster

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

COASTAL CONSERVATION LEAGUE PRESS STATEMENT Alan Hancock – (843) 781-6144 – alanh@scccl.org For Immediate Release January 24, 2017 Statement on Governor McMaster  CHARLESTON, SC – In response to Henry McMaster becoming the Governor of South Carolina, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Dana Beach issued the following statement: “I congratulate Governor McMaster on becoming the 117th Governor of South Carolina. The Coastal Conservation League looks forward to working with him on protecting the quality of life that attracts so…

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Statement on Seismic Announcement

Friday, January 6, 2017

Coastal Conservation League PRESS STATEMENT Alan Hancock – (843) 781-6144 – alanh@scccl.org For Immediate Release January 6, 2017 Contact: Alan Hancock, (843) 781-6144, alanh@scccl.org Statement on Seismic Testing Announcement CHARLESTON, SC – In response to today’s announcement from the Obama Administration denying permission to conduct seismic testing for oil and gas offshore, Katie Zimmerman, Coastal Conservation League’s Air, Water, and Public Health Director, issued the following statement: “We applaud the Obama Administration’s decision to protect the Atlantic from risky…

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Press Release: GrowFood Carolina Celebrating Fifth Anniversary

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

PRESS RELEASE GrowFood Carolina A Project of the Coastal Conservation League Sara Clow – (843) 727-0091 – sarac@growfoodcarolina.com Alan Hancock – (843) 781-6144 – alanh@scccl.org For Immediate Release September 27, 2016 Contact: Alan Hancock, (843) 781-6144, alanh@scccl.org CHARLESTON – GrowFood Carolina, South Carolina’s first food hub, is celebrating its fifth anniversary this week. GrowFood Carolina provides local farmers the sales, marketing, logistics, warehousing and distribution functions they need and that previously have been available only to large-scale industrial farms. Wholesale customers range from…

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Statement on Ethics Bills Signing

Thursday, June 23, 2016

For Immediate Release June 23, 2016  Contact: Alan Hancock, (843) 781-6144, alanh@scccl.org  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…

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South Carolina House Approves Landmark Shoreline Management Bill

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Coastal Conservation League FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Katie Zimmerman – katiez@scccl.org, (843)725-1292 Alan Hancock – alanh@scccl.org (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…

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