Conservation is the Best and Highest-Value Use of Proposed CMC Hospital Site

Thursday, May 18, 2023

An op-ed written by North Coast Office Project Manager, Trapper Fowler. Conway Medical Center (CMC) would like you to believe there are only two options for the property they own in Carolina Forest — homes or a hospital — but that’s simply not true. A third realistic…


St. Helena Island – Gullah/Geechee History & Heritage Continues

Thursday, February 23, 2023 st helena island sign

Ever since their arrival on U.S. soil as enslaved Africans, the people who became Gullah/Geechee have fought to protect and preserve their culture and land. The Gullah/Geechee Nation spans from Jacksonville, NC all the way down to Jacksonville, FL and prides itself in having its own language, customs, and distinct culture that includes celebrating and maintaining their African and indigenous roots and honoring the land. One of the largest existing Gullah/Geechee communities can be found…


A Better Plan for Charleston

Friday, July 30, 2021

The City of Charleston has reached the final stage of updating its Comprehensive Plan, known as the City Plan—a document that will guide growth and development into the next decade and beyond. Let City Council know that two key areas of the plan—the extension of Interstate 526 and the Future Land Use Map recommendations for the upper Cainhoy peninsula—are inconsistent with the positive new direction the city should be setting for future growth.  The majority of the…


Energy, Climate, and the South Carolina Coastal Plain

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Through the special lens of our coastal conservation mission, the Coastal Conservation League’s Energy and Climate Program tackles the human health and environmental degradation caused by today’s energy systems. We are protecting the coast from the oil and gas drilling that underlies a major share of the global climate crisis. And we are working with state regulators, energy companies, and others to establish a rational retirement plan for the five South Carolina coal-fired power plants…


Keeping offshore drilling off our coast

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a grim reminder of why the majority of South Carolinians are opposed to offshore drilling off our coast. More than 200 million gallons of oil, enough to fill more than 300 Olympic-sized swimming pools, gushed out damaging 1,000 miles of Gulf shoreline from Texas to Florida. That would cover the coast of South Carolina more than five times….


Resolve to stop using dangerous rat poison in 2020

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

It’s that time of year, the time to take stock of the past 365 days and make resolutions for the new year. We’re hoping that in 2020 communities will work to reduce their dependence on toxic rat poisons, known as anticoagulant rodenticides. This year, we learned that South Carolina wildlife is suffering from exposure to these toxic chemicals. A bobcat on Kiawah Island died from rodenticide secondary poisoning, which means she ate a rat…

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BREAKING: State Supreme Court will hear Captain Sams case

Friday, August 9, 2019

We just learned that the South Carolina Supreme Court agreed to hear another one of our cases to stop development on Captains Sams Spit, a dynamic sand spit on the far end of Kiawah Island. This is great news! Justices will soon consider the developers’ plans to build a 2,380-foot steel wall on the eroding stretch of beach leading out to the spit. This will be the fifth time the court will hear arguments on…

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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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Google and groundwater

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Today — as we face drought conditions and less than two years after Google’s first request rocked the region — the tech giant is applying for the exact same groundwater permit and the Coastal Conservation League has some of the same concerns. Google wants to pull 1.5 million gallons of groundwater a day from an ancient and pristine aquifer that supports neighboring towns. Google is set to expand its data center in Berkeley County and wants to pull…

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