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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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Statement on Governor Henry McMaster’s letter opposing development of Bay Point Island

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster yesterday expressed opposition to building a luxury “eco-resort” on undeveloped Bay Point Island. In a letter to Beaufort County’s Zoning Board of Appeals, Governor McMaster urged rejection “of this latest attempt to develop this beautiful barrier island.” He added, “The project’s tremendous impact on wildlife and surrounding communities cannot be squared with principles of fiscal responsibility and our shared mission of protecting the shared treasures of our state for…

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Conservation groups should get their day in court against Frontier

Friday, August 14, 2020

Press Release from the Coastal Conservation League and the Charleston Waterkeeper For Immediate Release: Aug. 14, 2020 Contacts: Andrew Wunderley, Charleston Waterkeeper, [email protected], (843) 906-7073 Diane Knich, Communications Manager, Coastal Conservation League, [email protected], (843) 530-0211  Conservation groups should get their day in court against Frontier Groups suing over plastic-pellet pollution challenge company’s mistakes and misstatements CHARLESTON, SC — In a legal response filed today, the Charleston Waterkeeper and the Coastal Conservation League told the court their lawsuit against Frontier…

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Conservationists Move to Join Suit to Support City in Addressing Flooding

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 7, 2020 Contact: Ben Cunningham, Esquire, South Carolina Environmental Law Project, [email protected] or (843) 527-0078 Diane Knich, Communications Manager, Coastal Conservation League, [email protected] or (843) 530-0211 Conservationists Move to Join Suit to Support City in Addressing Flooding CHARLESTON, SC – The Coastal Conservation League moved to intervene as a Defendant in Harmony West Ashley, LLC, and Stefan Hoyer v. City of Charleston, a pending federal case involving a developer’s challenge to the City’s…

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A Statement on Standing Against Racism from Executive Director Laura Cantral

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COASTAL CONSERVATION LEAGUE June 3, 2020 Contact: Diane Knich, Communications Manager, [email protected], (843) 530-0211 A Statement on Standing Against Racism from Executive Director Laura Cantral The recent brutal and senseless murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and others before them, including Walter Scott and the Emanuel Nine, bring the systemic racism pervasive throughout America into stark, unforgiving relief. Events of the past week highlight a foundational truth of our society: Racism…

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Advocates Propose to Intervene in Effort to Revise Jurisdictional Lines on Captain Sams Spit

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2020 Contact: Leslie Lenhardt, Esquire South Carolina Environmental Law Project [email protected] or (843) 527-0078 Diane Knich Coastal Conservation League [email protected] or (843) 530-0211 Advocates Propose to Intervene in Effort to Revise Jurisdictional Lines on Captain Sams Spit CHARLESTON, SC – The Coastal Conservation League is seeking to block an attempt by KDP, II, LLC (formerly Kiawah Development Partners II, Inc.) to move the beachfront jurisdictional baseline seaward of the location proposed by South…

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Coastal Conservation League ramping up local food deliveries with U.S. Department of Agriculture contract

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE COASTAL CONSERVATION LEAGUE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MAY 13, 2020 Contact: Diane Knich, Communications Manager, [email protected], (843) 530-0211 Coastal Conservation League ramping up local food deliveries with U.S. Department of Agriculture contract CHARLESTON, SC – The Coastal Conservation League will be able to substantially increase its deliveries of fresh, local produce to families in need thanks to a new contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Under the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box…

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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…

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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….

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Groups file lawsuit against Frontier Logistics over plastic pollution

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Press Statement from the Southern Environmental Law Center, Charleston Waterkeeper and Coastal Conservation League For Immediate Release: 3/18/2020 Contact: Mike Mather, SELC Communications; cell/text (434) 333-9464; [email protected] Groups file lawsuit against Frontier Logistics over plastic pollution CHARLESTON, S.C. — After submitting the required notices, and without a satisfactory response from Frontier Logistics, SELC has filed a federal lawsuit against the plastic-pellet packager and shipper asserting that the company is responsible for ongoing pollution of the…

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