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Lily Abromeit

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Conservation League seeks to intervene in Isle of Palms seawall case

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

The Coastal Conservation League announced today it has filed a motion to intervene in an action filed by the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (DHEC OCRM) against a beachfront property owner who knowingly violated state law by building an erosion control structure with non-beach compatible materials on the beachfront, blocking public access to the beach at high tide. DHEC OCRM is seeking injunctive relief regarding the…

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West Cox Ferry Mine permit withdrawn!

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

We have great news to share today: the mine operating permit application for West Cox Ferry Road Sand Mine has been withdrawn. This is a win for the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge!Moss Park Partners II, LLC notified the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control that it is withdrawing its permit application, and there has been no indication that a new permit application will be submitted. In light of this,…

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Public meeting: Rifle Range Road Trail of Mount Pleasant Way

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Attend the Public Input Meeting on March 7 to learn about Mount Pleasant Way from the Town of Mount Pleasant staff and others. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide input about this proposed project and other infrastructure issues. Residents may have questions about road and pathway safety, potential community amenities, impacts on their homes and settlement communities, and the methods of property acquisition proposed by the Town.  Town officials…

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Conservation League partners in Penn School relaunch

Friday, March 1, 2024

Today, the Coastal Conservation League stood beside partners at the Penn Center to officially relaunch the Penn School for Preservation.   In February, the Penn Center received a $650,000 grant from the Coastal Community Foundation to relaunch the Penn School for Preservation, using courses to address land loss and development pressures in Beaufort County by providing training in civic engagement, citizenship, and community-based planning.    The Conservation League will…

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526: A bad deal for Charleston

Friday, March 1, 2024

Charleston County is seeking to tax residents to pay for the outdated, overpriced Mark Clark/I-526 Extension by asking voters to extend a transportation sales tax for 25 years. Nearly half of all the money that would be collected until roughly 2050 would go to pay for one 9-mile-long road that would damage the environment, displace homes and businesses, and only be used by a fraction of Charleston County residents. That’s a bad deal…

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A statement in response to potential development on Bay Point Island

Thursday, February 29, 2024

On February 28, IHG Hotels & Resorts announced intentions to build an “eco-conscious resort, spa, and residential community” that would span Hilton Head Island, Daufuskie Island, and Bay Point Island. Any reference to development on Bay Point Island, a vulnerable barrier island at the mouth of the Port Royal Sound, is extremely concerning. The island has no infrastructure—no roads, water, sewer, or power—and is only accessible by boat or air. It is a dynamically shifting…

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South Carolinians do not support Bill H.5118

Monday, February 26, 2024

Stop House bill 5118! We must rally together to tell our legislators we must choose better action for our state’s future. On Tuesday, February 27, the Public Utilities Subcommittee of the House of Representatives will be discussing Bill H.5118. This is a dangerous bill that would green-light building huge new fossil fuel projects and then turn a blind eye to the implications it would have on ratepayers and natural resources. Put…

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Commission approves Santee Cooper’s long-term plan to build large gas plant with Dominion Energy on the Edisto River

Friday, February 16, 2024

Utilities have not disclosed cost or location of gas pipeline projects needed Yesterday, the South Carolina Public Service Commission unanimously approved Santee Cooper’s long term power plan (Integrated Resource Plan, or “IRP”), greenlighting a new gas-fired power plant that would be jointly financed and owned by Dominion Energy South Carolina. The approval ignores concerns from intervenors and an independent consultant to the case about the gas plant that would be located…

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Commentary: DHEC must pause septic tank permitting in SC coastal counties

Sunday, February 4, 2024

By Amy Armstrong, Faith Rivers James and Andrew Wunderley Originally published in the Post & Courier   Over the past year, our community has come to better understand the way outdated septic tank policies and inaction threaten our health and pollute our waterways. Despite these concerns and pending legal action by our organizations, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is moving forward with approving more detrimentally placed septic near our waterways, without undertaking the…

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Tell Ridgeland to honor the spirit & intent of Jasper County’s Moratorium

Thursday, January 25, 2024

At their January 18th, 2024 meeting, the Town of Ridgeland voted 4-1 to approve a resolution to accept an annexation petition for 3,000 acres along the Jasper County side of the Broad River, within the Euhaw-Broad River Planning Area. However, in order to finalize the annexation, Ridgeland must now pass multiple ordinances and hold a public hearing. Several of the parcels pending annexation are part of the historic Chelsea property, as well as a…

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