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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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Statement on S.C. Supreme Court Ruling on Cruise Terminal

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COASTAL CONSERVATION LEAGUE February 19, 2020 Contact: Diane Knich, Communications Manager, [email protected], (843) 530-0211 Supreme Court Preserves Rights to Challenge Government Approval of Polluters on Behalf of Affected Citizens CHARLESTON, SC – Today, the South Carolina Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s decision that denied citizens’ ability to challenge the permit authorizing the construction of  new cruise ship terminal at Union Pier. In response to the decision, Laura Cantral, Executive Director of the Coastal Conservation League,…

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Statement on Santee Cooper

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 11, 2020 Media Contacts: Diane Knich, Coastal Conservation League, [email protected], (843) 530-0211 Alan Hancock, Coastal Conservation League, [email protected], (803) 361-1693 In response to the announcement of bids from the Department of Administration on the disposition of Santee Cooper, Eddy Moore, Energy and Climate Director at the Coastal Conservation League, issued the following statement: “The bids are a good start. South Carolina deserves a clean energy future and the jobs that come…

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South Carolinians support a clean energy future for South Carolina

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Jan. 30, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Diane Knich, Coastal Conservation League, [email protected], (843) 530-0211 Angelina Ricci Eisenhauer, Audubon South Carolina, [email protected], (202)257-4733 Mike Mather, Southern Environmental Law Center, [email protected], (434) 977-4090 John Tynan, Conservation Voters of South Carolina, [email protected], (803) 626-4650 MEDIA ADVISORY Groups to Provide Legislative and Media Briefing on a Least-Cost, Clean Energy Path for Santee Cooper COLUMBIA, S.C. – On Thursday, Jan. 30, conservation and clean…

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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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Fossil fuel path for Santee Cooper is most expensive for customers going forward

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Press Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center, the Sierra Club and Coastal Conservation League For Immediate Release: Sept. 12, 2019 Contact: Mike Mather, SELC, (434) 977-4090 or cell/text (434) 333-9464; [email protected] Alan Hancock, Coastal Conservation League; (803) 361-1693; [email protected] Alex Amend, Sierra Club, (404) 457-8937; [email protected] Fossil fuel path for Santee Cooper is most expensive for customers going forward COLUMBIA, S.C. – A new report being distributed to lawmakers shows that a Santee Cooper future…

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Court denies request to proceed with groin construction in Georgetown Co.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Press Release South Carolina Environmental Law Project Coastal Conservation League FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 29, 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 Court denies request to proceed with groin construction in Georgetown County GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC – The Administrative Law Court denied DeBordieu Colony Community Association’s request to lift the automatic stay, which would have enabled it to begin constructing three groins on Debidue Beach in Georgetown…

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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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