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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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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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Coastal Conservation League, residents challenge Interstate 526 contract

Monday, June 3, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3, 2019 Contacts: Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director — (252) 714-4790 or [email protected] Diane Knich, Communications Associate — (843) 530-0211 or [email protected] Coastal Conservation League, residents challenge Interstate 526 contract Legal filing calls into question Charleston County’s use of half-cent sales tax CHARLESTON, S.C. — Today, the Coastal Conservation League and three Charleston County residents filed a lawsuit in South Carolina state court challenging the county’s use of funds from the 2016 half-cent…

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Statement on S.C. Senate passage of the Energy Freedom Act

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

May 8, 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 applauds the final passage of Energy Freedom Act CHARLESTON, S.C. — Following today’s Senate vote in favor of the Energy Freedom Act (House Bill 3659), Executive Director Laura Cantral issued the following statement….

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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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