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Fossil fuel path for Santee Cooper is most expensive for customers going forward

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Press Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center, the Sierra Club and Coastal Conservation League For Immediate Release: Sept. 12, 2019 Contact: Mike Mather, SELC, (434) 977-4090 or cell/text (434) 333-9464; [email protected] Alan Hancock, Coastal Conservation League; (803) 361-1693; [email protected] Alex Amend, Sierra Club, (404) 457-8937; [email protected] Fossil fuel path for Santee Cooper is most expensive for customers going forward COLUMBIA, S.C. – A new report being distributed to lawmakers shows that a Santee Cooper future…

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S.C. House Agriculture Committee passes bill to ban onshore infrastructure for offshore drilling

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

On Tuesday, the House Agriculture committee approved an important bill  (House Bill 3087), which would keep the onshore infrastructure associated with offshore drilling out of our communities. The Coastal Conservation League has long opposed drilling for oil and gas off our coast. The risks are just too great. Offshore oil and gas drilling threatens our beaches, rivers, creeks, salt marshes and sea islands. And it could harm brown pelicans, bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles and…

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Statement on Trump administration talk of sidelining drilling plan

Thursday, April 25, 2019

 April 25, 2019 Press Statement Coastal Conservation League FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contacts: Alan Hancock, Energy and Climate Advocacy Director [email protected] or (803) 361-1693 Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director [email protected] or (252) 714-4790 Coastal Conservation League calls on Congress to settle drilling debate CHARLESTON, S.C. — Following remarks by Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to the Wall Street Journal confirming the Trump administration’s plan for federal offshore oil and gas leasing…

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Statement on Senate approval of anti-drilling measure during budget debate

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Coastal Conservation League Press Statement  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2018 Contact: Alan Hancock, Energy and Climate Advocacy Director [email protected] or (803) 361-1693 Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director [email protected] or (252) 714-4790 State Senators approve anti-drilling measure during budget debate CHARLESTON, SC – Today, South Carolina Senators approved a budget proviso introduced by Senator Chip Campsen that would block onshore infrastructure…

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South Carolina Coastal Conservation League Announces Laura Cantral as New Executive Director

Thursday, November 2, 2017

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COASTAL CONSERVATION LEAGUE November 2, 2017 Contact: Alan Hancock – [email protected] – (843) 277-7622 Coastal Conservation League Announces Laura Cantral as New Executive Director Cantral Joins the Coastal Conservation League after Twelve Years at Meridian Institute in Washington, D.C. CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Board of Directors of the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League announced today that Laura Cantral will join the Conservation League…

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Conservation League, Coastal Advocates React to Proposed Beachfront Lines

Friday, October 6, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alan Hancock, Communications Director – [email protected] – (803) 361-1693 Emily Cedzo, Land, Water & Wildlife Program Director – [email protected] – (843) 725-1290 October 6, 2017 CONSERVATION LEAGUE, ADVOCATES REACT TO PROPOSED BEACHFRONT LINES CHARLESTON, S.C. – Today, the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) shared its revisions to state beachfront lines and launched a 30-day public comment period. Though DHEC reviews and updates these lines – the baseline and setback line…

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Your iPhone Just Made a Multi-Billion Dollar Interstate Project Obsolete – And Other Reasons The “Grand Strand Expressway” is a Better Choice than Interstate 73

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Press Release from the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League For Immediate Release: October 5, 2017 Contact: Alan Hancock, Coastal Conservation League, (843) 781-6144 – [email protected] Your iPhone Just Made a Multi-Billion Dollar Interstate Project Obsolete And Other Reasons The “Grand Strand Expressway” is a Better Choice than Interstate 73  LATTA, SC – Car GPS systems and smart-phone apps use real-time traffic data to route drivers more quickly to destinations like Myrtle Beach, often selecting state roads over interstates. That means…

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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 – [email protected] – (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, [email protected] 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…

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Statement on Catherine Heigel’s resignation from DHEC

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Press Statement For Immediate Release Dana Beach – [email protected] – (843) 723-7016 Alan Hancock – [email protected] – (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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