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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…


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.  


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,…


SCOTUS halts Clean Power Plan, stuns states planning carbon cuts

Friday, February 19, 2016

From E&E Publishing: South Carolina has been in carbon-cutting talks for more than two years, said Hamilton Davis, energy program director for the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League and a participant in the state’s planning process. “I don’t anticipate that the Supreme Court hitting the pause button is going to derail the work that we’ve been doing,” Davis said. A stunning U.S. Supreme Court decision to halt implementation of the Obama administration’s signature regulation for cutting…


The Roads Bill in the Senate

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Here’s an update on the progress of the roads debate in the SC Senate, with voices from social media.


Post & Courier Editorial: Turning point for I-26 transit

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Turning point for I-26 transit By the Post and Courier Editorial Board January 23, 2016   After more than a year and a half of research public meetings and intensive planning, an effort to build a mass transit alternative along Interstate 26 between Summerville and peninsular Charleston is reaching a major turning point. On Monday, the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments will host a series of three meetings to gather one last round of…


Live 5: Johns Island residents protest scheduled removal of Grand Oak

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Johns Island residents protest scheduled removal of Grand Oak December 12, 2015 By Liza Lucas Live 5 Charleston JOHNS ISLAND, SC (WCSC) – A grand oak tree on River Road in Johns Island faces an uncertain future. “The Department of Transportation has deemed this tree to be unsafe for drivers going along River Road,” Natalie Olson, staff attorney and land use director for the Coastal Conservation League said. “As you can see, this tree along with other trees…

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