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North Coast Newsletter: Lazin’ on the Lynches

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

By Becky Ryon, North Coast Office Director

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Coastal Conservation League Seeks New Director of GrowFood Carolina Program

Monday, July 17, 2023

The Coastal Conservation League announced today the launch of a search for the next Director of GrowFood Carolina, their highly successful and innovative nonprofit food hub. GrowFood Carolina is a local food hub providing logistical, sales, marketing, and distribution support to South Carolina’s smallest producers, with the added goal of supporting the conservation of the state’s farmland. “GrowFood Carolina strengthens our connection to land and the people who feed us,” said Coastal Conservation…

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A new plan for statewide resilience

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Blazing a trail for resilience in South Carolina We’re thrilled that the South Carolina Office of Resilience has released its Strategic Statewide Resilience and Risk Reduction Plan after working with hundreds of stakeholders to inform our state’s resilient path forward. Our Conservation League staff served on various ad hoc committees, contributing to some of the 54 recommendations that came out…

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Faith’s Focus: Notes from the Coastal Plain

Thursday, July 6, 2023

By Faith Rivers James, Executive Director In less than a month, I will celebrate my one-year anniversary as Executive Director of the Coastal Conservation League. What a year it has been! We’ve continued to make a significant impact on the future of our coast, and I have been honored to be a part of the work this year. Just in the last few months, we’ve advocated for and supported citizens seeking to protect their neighborhood…

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Submit Comments: Support the Compromise for Hwy 41

Thursday, July 6, 2023

The Compromise Alternative for Highway 41 seeks to limit impacts to both nature and community. The compromise has reached a new phase in the approval process: Charleston County and their design and engineering consultants have submitted plans to the Army Corps of Engineers and the S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control to review and issue the necessary permits. You can help advance this balanced approach to improving Highway 41 by submitting comments in support of…

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Coastal Conservation League requests review of Edge Road Mine permitting decision

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

HORRY COUNTY, SC – On Wednesday, July 5, the South Carolina Environmental Law Project filed a request on behalf of the Coastal Conservation League to the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) for board review of the June 20 DHEC staff decision to issue a permit to Soilutions LLC, authorizing the company to resume operations and begin additional construction on 33 acres at Edge Road Mine, a sand, clay and topsoil mine adjacent…

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Commentary: SC 41 compromise minimizes environmental impact, protects Phillips community

Thursday, June 29, 2023

This commentary was originally published in the Post and Courier. By Faith Rivers James, Executive Director of the Coastal Conservation League and Chris DeScherer, S.C. Office Director of the Southern Environmental Law Center Opposition has been expressed recently over the current plans for S.C. Highway 41, referred to as the “compromise alternative” or “road to compromise.” Some of that opposition has focused on environmental impacts of the proposal and, specifically, the wetland impacts it would…

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Partner Opinion: Golf Resort on Pine Island is a Non-Starter

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

This opinion article was originally published in The Island News By Marie Gibbs In a recent Island Packet exclusive, the new owner of Pine Island stated his intentions to use golf as a “vehicle to empower economic progress” on St. Helena Island. That all sounds fine and well, but here is the catch: golf courses, resorts, and gated communities have been illegal on St. Helena Island since 1999, and they are still illegal today. These land uses are…

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Commentary: Best time to prevent septic tank pollution is before the tank is installed

Sunday, June 18, 2023

This op-ed was written for the Post & Courier by Land. Water, Wildlife Program Director, Riley Egger and Charleston Waterkeeper Executive Director, Andrew Wunderley.     The writing is on the water: Outdated septic tank policies and regulatory inaction cost our coastal communities money, threaten our health and leave our waterways polluted. When septic tanks overflow into waterways due to lax regulations and requirements, our communities, environment and economies…

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Union Pier Plan shifting to community-focused process after significant public feedback

Friday, June 16, 2023

A coalition of Charleston advocacy groups is applauding the announcement Friday by the South Carolina Ports Authority and the City of Charleston that there will be a fresh start on the redevelopment of Union Pier, a significant project that for months has drawn overwhelming community feedback. At the June 7 Planning Commission meeting focused on the proposed Union Pier project, Barbara Melvin, President and CEO of the Ports Authority, assured the hundreds of concerned citizens…

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