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Charleston County reveals plan for I-526

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

In Columbia this morning, Charleston County’s financial advisor, attorney and Chairman Elliott Summey presented the county’s plans to fund its portion of the extension of I-526, primarily using revenue from the 2004 and 2016 half-cent sales taxes. They confirmed our fear that this plan is half-formed and could jeopardize not only the half-cent sales tax projects, but also the county’s ability to address future needs. On top of that, Charleston County Council isn’t being honest…

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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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Learn more about Laura Cantral

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Laura Cantral is the Coastal Conservation League’s new Executive Director. She brings with her a track record of success in strategy development, partnership building, and environmental policy at the international, regional, and state levels. Before joining the Coastal Conservation League in January, Laura was a senior partner at Meridian Institute, a nonprofit with offices in Washington, DC and Colorado that focuses on building collaborative approaches to address complex and…

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In response to yesterday’s nuclear news

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Here’s my take on the news that Santee Cooper and SCE&G are abandoning a nuclear expansion project at the V.C. Summer power plant and what you can do next as a utility customer and South Carolina citizen.  

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Is Charleston Next in Line to Take a Stand on Plastic Bags?

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

From the Charleston City Paper’s Dustin Waters: Is Charleston next in line to take a stand on plastic bags?  Let’s consider the plastic bag. Over recent years, there’s been a growing debate across the country regarding the impact of these everyday conveniences. On one side, you have those who argue that plastic bags pollute our cities, waste resources, and harm wildlife. On the other side, you have the counter argument: Plastic bags are efficient, affordable,…

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