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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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Groups reach settlement in South Carolina Duke Energy rate increase case

Friday, May 17, 2024

Agreement will expand low-income assistance and energy efficiency Multiple groups, including the Coastal Conservation League, have reached a settlement with Duke Energy in its request to the Public Service Commission to raise rates about 20%, reducing the increase to around 13%. The typical customer using 1073 kilowatt hours will see a $13.44 increase on their monthly bill starting in August, with an additional $6.89 increase in August 2026. Originally, Duke sought to raise rates $19.18…

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Conservation Corner: The persistence of plastics

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Thanks to the fragrant blooms of jasmine and the warm – but not too humid – weather, May is one of the best months to spend outside in Charleston. Walking along the live oaks or next to spartina marshes, I continue traditions instilled in me by…

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Broad & Beyond: Summer soon approaches

Monday, May 13, 2024

Greetings!   May in the Lowcountry is a great time to get out on the water and catch America’s most popular gamefish — the largemouth bass! It is also one of last cool months for camping and stargazing, so get out with your telescope and peer into the…

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Tickton Hall feasibility study prioritized ahead of Ridgeland annexation decision

Thursday, May 2, 2024

As of late April, the Town of Ridgeland has cancelled the public hearing for the 1,520-acre  Tickton Hall development scheduled for this Thursday, May 2nd, citing the need for a third-party feasibility study.   If annexed into the Town, this development would bring 3,000 homes and 50 docks to a rural area of Jasper County lacking water and sewer services and infrastructure, potentially spelling trouble for the environment and the…

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Road projects in our backyards and on the ballot

Monday, April 29, 2024

Decisions around unnecessary and overpriced South Carolina road projects are looming. Three major proposed highway projects continue to pose threats to the health of communities and natural resources along the South Carolina coast: the Mark Clark/I-526 Extension in Charleston County, the I-73 Extension, and the SC Highway 22 Extension (formerly known as the Southern Evacuation Lifeline), both in Horry County. This summer and fall, Conservation League staff will work to continue to advocate…

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Columbia to coast: our work at the Statehouse

Monday, April 29, 2024

The second regular session of the 125th South Carolina General Assembly began on January 9 with lightning speed. Our team has been busy at the Statehouse advocating for renewable energy, clean water, land protection, and thoughtful management of our shoreline.   So far, during this legislative session, our staff have testified on several bills and regulations impacting the coast and quality of life in South Carolina, including energy and coastal management.      Building the…

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North Coast Newsletter: A river is no place for a road

Monday, April 29, 2024

Welcome to the April 2024 issue of the North Coast newsletter! This month we explore an iconic river of our region. We’ve highlighted this river before, but today we’re focusing on two daunting road projects that threaten its integrity if constructed. Read on to learn why…

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Partner Highlight: The South Carolina Oyster Recycling and Enhancement Program

Monday, April 29, 2024

The Conservation League has been fortunate to support and partner with the South Carolina Oyster Recycling and Enhancement (SCORE) program on many volunteer events consistently over the last five years. We have engaged over 400 community members in picking litter out of recycled oyster shells, bagging oyster shell, constructing manufactured wire reefs, and building oyster reefs all over the coast from Hilton Head Island to Conway. Staff have also worked with SCORE to…

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South Coast Newsletter: Working Hand in Hand to Protect Our Coast

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Spring into April with this month’s South Coast Newsletter! In this edition, we share the good news about a conservation outcome for the Gregorie Neck property and the ongoing fight for more land protection in the South Coast. Learn how our advocacy contributed to protecting this…

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