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A Word from the Warehouse – September 2020

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Welcome to the September Word from the Warehouse, the monthly newsletter from GrowFood Carolina, where you can find out what is happening in our warehouse, learn more about one of the 100 growers we work with, and hear about how our work supports the mission of the Coastal Conservation League. Please feel free to reach out to me with feedback and ideas on how to make Word from the Warehouse and GrowFood Carolina better. I’m at 

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Statement on Trump Administration’s announcement on offshore drilling moratorium

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

The Trump Administration today announced an offshore oil and gas drilling moratorium that includes South Carolina, as well as Florida and Georgia. In response to the announcement, Laura Cantral, Executive Director of the Coastal Conservation League, issued the following statement: “Our coast deserves better than a scattershot memorandum. It leaves out most of the east coast, it doesn’t start until 2022, and it doesn’t address seismic testing. If this Administration actually intends to protect our…

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Learn more about Laura Cantral

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Laura Cantral is the Coastal Conservation League’s new Executive Director. She brings with her a track record of success in strategy development, partnership building, and environmental policy at the international, regional, and state levels. Before joining the Coastal Conservation League in January, Laura was a senior partner at Meridian Institute, a nonprofit with offices in Washington, DC and Colorado that focuses on building collaborative approaches to address complex and…


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.  


Is Charleston Next in Line to Take a Stand on Plastic Bags?

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

From the Charleston City Paper’s Dustin Waters: Is Charleston next in line to take a stand on plastic bags?  Let’s consider the plastic bag. Over recent years, there’s been a growing debate across the country regarding the impact of these everyday conveniences. On one side, you have those who argue that plastic bags pollute our cities, waste resources, and harm wildlife. On the other side, you have the counter argument: Plastic bags are efficient, affordable,…


Keep up with Reopening the Connector!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Let’s get the City of Charleston to reopen this vital connection for bicyclists and pedestrians. Many of us all over the state supported Bill S.1375, sponsored by state senators Campsen, Hutto, and Ford. Signed into law in June 2012 with only two dissenting votes, it provides certain exceptions for bicyclists and pedestrians to use controlled-access roadways like the James Island Connector. The next step? The City of Charleston must pass an ordinance to reopen the Connector…


Campaign Updates

Friday, April 29, 2016

Campaign Update: February 2016 February 27, 2016 I’m pleased to pass on the third update about the Coastal Conservation League’s Growing Together fundraising campaign. Here’s a link to past updates if you missed them. Since the campaign was launched in May 2015, we’ve raised more than $9.5 million toward the $20 million goal. I am grateful to be part of a community of dedicated and generous people who believe, like I do, that the Coastal Conservation League…


Take Action to Stop the Plastic Bag Lobbyists

Monday, February 22, 2016

Let’s preserve the right of cities and towns to manage plastic bags. Email your Representative today to ask them to reject calls from plastic bag lobbyists to ban plastic bag bans. Click here.


SCOTUS halts Clean Power Plan, stuns states planning carbon cuts

Friday, February 19, 2016

From E&E Publishing: South Carolina has been in carbon-cutting talks for more than two years, said Hamilton Davis, energy program director for the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League and a participant in the state’s planning process. “I don’t anticipate that the Supreme Court hitting the pause button is going to derail the work that we’ve been doing,” Davis said. A stunning U.S. Supreme Court decision to halt implementation of the Obama administration’s signature regulation for cutting…


Post & Courier Editorial: Turning point for I-26 transit

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Turning point for I-26 transit By the Post and Courier Editorial Board January 23, 2016   After more than a year and a half of research public meetings and intensive planning, an effort to build a mass transit alternative along Interstate 26 between Summerville and peninsular Charleston is reaching a major turning point. On Monday, the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments will host a series of three meetings to gather one last round of…

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