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Caitie Forde-Smith


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Court denies request to proceed with groin construction in Georgetown Co.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Press Release South Carolina Environmental Law Project Coastal Conservation League FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 29, 2019 Contact: Amy E. Armstrong, Esquire SC Environmental Law Project [email protected] or (843) 527-0078 Caitie Forde-Smith Coastal Conservation League [email protected] or (252) 714-4790 Court denies request to proceed with groin construction in Georgetown County GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC – The Administrative Law Court denied DeBordieu Colony Community Association’s request to lift the automatic stay, which would have enabled it to begin constructing three groins on Debidue Beach in Georgetown…

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Statement on state’s rejection of seismic request

Monday, July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contacts: Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director at [email protected] or (252) 714-4790 Alan Hancock, Energy and Climate Advocacy Director at [email protected] or (803) 361-1693 Coastal Conservation League cheers state’s rejection of seismic request CHARLESTON, S.C. — Today, the state’s Department of…

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Coastal Conservation League, residents challenge Interstate 526 contract

Monday, June 3, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3, 2019 Contacts: Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director — (252) 714-4790 or [email protected] Diane Knich, Communications Associate — (843) 530-0211 or [email protected] Coastal Conservation League, residents challenge Interstate 526 contract Legal filing calls into question Charleston County’s use of half-cent sales tax CHARLESTON, S.C. — Today, the Coastal Conservation League and three Charleston County residents filed a lawsuit in South Carolina state court challenging the county’s use of funds from the 2016 half-cent…

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Statement on S.C. Senate passage of the Energy Freedom Act

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

May 8, 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 applauds the final passage of Energy Freedom Act CHARLESTON, S.C. — Following today’s Senate vote in favor of the Energy Freedom Act (House Bill 3659), Executive Director Laura Cantral issued the following statement….

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South Carolina House of Representatives Passes Energy Freedom Act

Thursday, February 21, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2019 Contacts: Conservation Voters of South Carolina – Tommy Gardiner, (803) 262-9142 Coastal Conservation League – Alan Hancock, (803) 361-1693  South Carolina House of Representatives Passes Energy Freedom Act Bill opens competition, removes net metering cap, opens solar options to lower-income residents COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Energy Freedom Act (House Bill 3659), known as the LCI Compromise (from the House Labor, Commerce, and Industry Committee), was passed by the SC House today by…

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Groups seek court order blocking Atlantic seismic blasting

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2019 Contacts: Southern Environmental Law Center – Mike Mather, (434) 333-9464, [email protected] Coastal Conservation League – Caitie Forde-Smith, (252) 714-4790, [email protected] Oceana – Dustin Cranor, (954) 348-1314, [email protected] Natural Resources Defense Council – Anne Hawke, (646) 823-4518, [email protected] Earthjustice – Maggie Caldwell, (415) 217-2084, [email protected] Center for Biological Diversity – Kristen Monsell, (914) 806-3467, [email protected] Defenders of Wildlife – Gwen Dobbs, (202) 329-9295, [email protected] Groups seek court order…

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Groups aim to protect pristine estuary and health of beach, appeal state agency decision authorizing multiple groins on Debidue in Georgetown County

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2019 Contact: Amy E. Armstrong, Esquire SC Environmental Law Project [email protected] or (843) 527-0078 Caitie Forde-Smith Coastal Conservation League [email protected] or (252) 714-4790 Groups aim to protect pristine estuary and health of beach, appeal state agency decision authorizing multiple groins on Debidue in Georgetown County GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC – Today, the South Carolina Environmental Law Project, on behalf of the Coastal Conservation League, filed a Request for Review with the S.C. Department of Health…

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Judge bars government from working on seismic permits during shutdown

Friday, January 18, 2019

Press Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center and Coastal Conservation League For Immediate Release: Jan. 18, 2019 Contact: Mike Mather, SELC Communications, (434) 333-9464 or [email protected] Caitie Forde-Smith, Coastal Conservation League, (252) 714-4790, [email protected] Judge bars government from working on seismic permits during shutdown Ruling clarifies government’s confusing and contradictory position CHARLESTON, SC — A federal judge has barred the government from moving forward with seismic permitting during the shutdown, settling the confusion the government created…

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Groups Appeal Administrative Law Judge’s Ruling Upholding Development Permits for Captain Sams Spit

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2019 Contact: Amy E. Armstrong, Esquire SC Environmental Law Project [email protected] or (843) 527-0078 Caitie Forde-Smith Coastal Conservation League [email protected] or (252) 714-4790 Groups Appeal Administrative Law Judge’s Ruling Upholding Development Permits for Captain Sams Spit CHARLESTON, SC—Administrative Law Judge Ralph King Anderson, III, issued a ruling on December 14, 2018, affirming the state Department of Health and Environmental Control’s decision to issue a permit authorizing the construction of a road, steel sheetpile…

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SC Attorney General Alan Wilson Joins Anti-Seismic Lawsuit

Monday, January 7, 2019

Press Statement from the Southern Environmental Law Center and the Coastal Conservation League For Immediate Release: Jan. 8, 2019 Contact: Caitie Forde-Smith, Coastal Conservation League, (252) 714-4790 or [email protected] Mike Mather, SELC, (434) 977-4090 or [email protected] SC Attorney General Alan Wilson Joins Anti-Seismic Lawsuit Seven Other East Coast Attorneys General Previously Joined Action CHARLESTON, SC — South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson has joined a lawsuit to stop the possibility of seismic blasting in the Atlantic Ocean, joining…

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