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Settlement secures key protections for Catawba-Wateree rivers, ends legal stalemate

Monday, July 14, 2014

Agreement benefits fish and wildlife, protects river health July 17, 2014 Columbia, S.C. – American Rivers, the Southern Environmental Law Center, and the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League announced a settlement agreement with Duke Energy and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control that includes important protections for the Catawba and Wateree rivers and imperiled fish and wildlife. The agreement ends a legal stalemate over the issuance of a new operating license…

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Post & Courier: GrowFood Carolina manager reaches out to local farmers

Saturday, March 2, 2013

As a link in the Lowcountry’s food chain, one that gets local produce into the hands of chefs and into stores, Sara Clow knows the rigors of farming more than most people. At a time in her career when she decided to get back into food, she left her job as a statistical analyst for a small hedge fund in California and took off for New Zealand. There, she labored on small farms for six…

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The Fiscally Responsible Alternative to I-73

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), Horry County politicians and their special interests have been advancing the construction of an interstate from Rockingham, NC to the Myrtle Beach area since the mid-90s. The impetus for I-73 came from Congress that defined in legislation “Priority Corridor 5” stretching from Michigan to South Carolina passing through Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. I-73 in South Carolina gained momentum when SCDOT received federal…


Sewage release is cruise dilemma

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Environmental concerns a leading industry issue The Carnival Fantasy steamed into port recently, returning from a seven-day trip to the eastern Caribbean with 2,188 passengers aboard. Just before reaching port, while the ship cruised some 48 miles east of Beaufort and 22 miles southeast of Folly Beach, the crew flipped a switch and the sewage dumping stopped. That’s no small thing. A ship the size of the Fantasy can flush 15,000 to 30,000 gallons of treated…



Thursday, October 28, 2010

By Andrea Malloy, Interim Director of the South Coast Office, Coastal Conservation League In August of 2009, the Coastal Conservation League created a watershed based planning tool for the greater Bluffton area. This tool is a map that uses the boundaries of a watershed as the starting point for planning. The map identifies the most critical areas in the watershed for preservation and proposes specific areas to build (and not to build) with the goal…


Plan for ash landfill stirs up opposition

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A South Carolina utility company that drew fire for allegedly tainting a local water supply with coal ash residue, a by-product of burning coal that is known to cause serious illness, recently purchased 987 acres in Colleton County to build a new landfill for the waste. The acquisition comes as the federal Environmental Protection Agency weighs a proposal to reclassify coal ash as a hazardous waste material, which would make its disposal more strictly regulated. An…


Are cruises a boon for local economy?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

When Bryan Burgin and Michael Watson drove to Charleston to take a six-day cruise, they stayed with friends to save money before the ship departed. Once the cruise ended, they grabbed their bags and went straight home to Columbia. “We’re not doing a thing to stimulate the local economy,” Watson said with a chuckle. Fellow passengers Lee and Sherri Romans of Portland, Ore., told a much different story. Drawn to Charleston by the cruise, they ended…


Post & Courier: Commuter rail could work here if folks will get on board

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 526 Ends


Georgetown Restaurants Serving Local Food

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

This summer, CCL has been working hard to connect Georgetown County restaurants with local farms, such as Millgrove and C-Breeze, to provide the freshest, healthiest food to their customers AND support the local economy. We’ve enjoyed getting to know the wonderful people on both ends of the supply chain, and have created lasting relationships between them. We hope that more connections like these will continue to be made. The following restaurants in the City…

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CRBJ: Conservationists advocate oversight of cruise industry

Thursday, April 1, 2010 Cruise Ship in Charleston Harbor - via WikiMedia

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