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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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State Transportation Infrastructure Bank Board Makes the Right Call on Mark Clark Extension

Thursday, May 26, 2016

News Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center and the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League May 26, 2016 Contact: Chris DeScherer, SELC, (843) 720-5270 Mike Mather, SELC Communications, (434) 977-4090 or mmather@selcva.org Natalie Olson, CCL, (843) 723-8035 or natalieo@scccl.org Alan Hancock, CCL, (803) 361-1693 or alanh@scccl.org State Transportation Infrastructure Bank Board Makes the Right Call on Mark Clark Extension COLUMBIA – Today the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank, or “SIB,” voted against giving the County a year-long extension to explore funding the project with…

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Statement on Legislative Audit of State Transportation Infrastructure Bank

Thursday, May 26, 2016

For Immediate Release May 26, 2016 Contact: Alan Hancock (803) 361-1693, alanh@scccl.org CHARLESTON – In response to the Legislative Audit Council review of the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Dana Beach issued the following statement: “The audit underscores the need for the Legislature to pass reforms to move the the infrastructure bank under the Department of Transportation, so we don’t have two separate transportation agencies in South Carolina. We need to make…

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Landmark Shoreline Management Bill Up for Final Approval in South Carolina Legislature

Monday, May 23, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Katie Zimmerman, (843) 725-1292, katiez@scccl.org –  Alan Hancock, (803) 361-1693, alanh@scccl.org May 21, 2016 Landmark Shoreline Management Bill Up for Final Approval in South Carolina Legislature  COLUMBIA, S.C. – The strongest protections for South Carolina beaches in 25 years are one step from becoming law this week. Scientists, developers, attorneys, and lawmakers have worked for more than 10 years to develop common-sense policies for shoreline development. The shoreline management bill, S. 139, would permanently set…

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Crab Bank Pelicam Launches

Monday, May 16, 2016

Coastal Conservation League FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Alan Hancock, alanh@scccl.org DATE: May 13, 2016 Crab Bank Pelicam Launches Coastal Conservation League and partners launch online live stream of pelicans nesting from Charleston Harbor The Coastal Conservation League and our partners at the SC Department of Natural Resources, Stasmayer Inc, Charleston Harbor Pilots, Coastal Expeditions, and Mount Pleasant Radio have launched a live video stream of nesting pelicans on Crab Bank in Charleston Harbor. Watch it at http://coastalconservationleague.org/pelicam/. Coastal Conservation League…

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Groups propose shifting jeopardized Mark Clark millions to local transportation projects

Monday, April 25, 2016

News Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center and the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League April 25, 2016 Contact: Chris DeScherer, SELC, (843) 720-5270 Mike Mather, SELC Communications, (434) 977-4090 or mmather@selcva.org Natalie Olson, CCL, (843) 723-8035 CHARLESTON – Charleston County officials should make a play to keep the $420 million in contested Mark Clark Extension funds and use the cash for other local transportation projects that would do more to ease traffic jams and improve public safety. The Coastal…

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