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The next General Manager

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Today is an exciting day for the Coastal Conservation League. It is with great enthusiasm that I introduce Anthony Mirisciotta as the next General Manager of our food hub, GrowFood Carolina. Anthony brings with him years of experience in the agriculture world, and his track record of success indicates his commitment to furthering local food systems and the communities he has lived and worked in. Throughout his career and our…

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S.C. House Agriculture Committee passes bill to ban onshore infrastructure for offshore drilling

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

On Tuesday, the House Agriculture committee approved an important bill  (House Bill 3087), which would keep the onshore infrastructure associated with offshore drilling out of our communities. The Coastal Conservation League has long opposed drilling for oil and gas off our coast. The risks are just too great. Offshore oil and gas drilling threatens our beaches, rivers, creeks, salt marshes and sea islands. And it could harm brown pelicans, bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles and…

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Groups challenge proposed groins on Georgetown Co. beach, efforts to engineer shoreline

Friday, April 26, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Media contacts: Amy Armstrong, Esquire, Executive Director South Carolina Environmental Law Project [email protected] or (843) 527-0078 Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director Coastal Conservation League [email protected] or (252) 714-4790 Erin Hardwick Pate, North Coast Office Director Coastal Conservation League [email protected] or (803) 413-5008 Groups challenge proposed groins on Georgetown Co. beach, efforts to engineer shoreline A new appeal to state’s Administrative Law Court aims to protect pristine estuary and health of beach GEORGETOWN, SC — On behalf of the Coastal Conservation League, the…

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Statement on Trump administration talk of sidelining drilling plan

Thursday, April 25, 2019

 April 25, 2019 Press Statement Coastal Conservation League FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contacts: Alan Hancock, Energy and Climate Advocacy Director [email protected] or (803) 361-1693 Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director [email protected] or (252) 714-4790 Coastal Conservation League calls on Congress to settle drilling debate CHARLESTON, S.C. — Following remarks by Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to the Wall Street Journal confirming the Trump administration’s plan for federal offshore oil and gas leasing…

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Recipe from the warehouse: Strawberry Benne Seed Waffle from SNOB’s Megan Hutchinson

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

This month, Slightly North of Broad Executive Sous Chef Megan Hutchinson is sharing her recipe for a strawberry benne seed waffle. Ripe local strawberries are combined with fluffy batter and benne seeds and topped with warm maple syrup and a splash (or two) of bourbon. Megan doesn’t skimp on a scoop of vanilla ice cream, too. Drool. Strawberry Benne Seed Waffle Wet ingredients

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Where to find local strawberries

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Who’s Growing Them: Hickory Bluff Berry Farm – You Pick Wabi Sabi Farm – You Pick Shuler Peach Company Where to Buy: Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery 14 Carrot Whole Foods Pawley’s Island General Store The Vegetable Bin Whole Foods – Columbia Whole Foods – West Ashley Whole Foods Market – Mount Pleasant Jeremiah’s Local Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Lowcountry Street Grocery Earth Fare…

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Statement on Senate approval of anti-drilling measure during budget debate

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Coastal Conservation League Press Statement  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2018 Contact: Alan Hancock, Energy and Climate Advocacy Director [email protected] or (803) 361-1693 Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director [email protected] or (252) 714-4790 State Senators approve anti-drilling measure during budget debate CHARLESTON, SC – Today, South Carolina Senators approved a budget proviso introduced by Senator Chip Campsen that would block onshore infrastructure…

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Remembering a champion

Monday, April 8, 2019

  This weekend, I was saddened to learn that we have lost a much admired and beloved ocean hero and statesman. Senator Ernest “Fritz” Hollings of South Carolina died on Saturday at the age of 97. His leadership will live on through his vast array of accomplishments over the course of a long and distinguished career. A particular part of his remarkable legacy that is near and dear…

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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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SIGN OUR PETITION TO KEEP EFFLUENT OFF GREENBELT PROPERTY

Saturday, March 23, 2019

A plan to spray treated sewage from a package wastewater treatment plant on a public park under construction on Doar Road in Awendaw is currently being considered by the Charleston County Greenbelt Advisory Board. The “package plant” would serve both the new school and a new residential development just down the road from the future park. This plan is risky because package plants have…

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