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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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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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South Carolina House of Representatives Passes Energy Freedom Act

Thursday, February 21, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2019 Contacts: Conservation Voters of South Carolina – Tommy Gardiner, (803) 262-9142 Coastal Conservation League – Alan Hancock, (803) 361-1693  South Carolina House of Representatives Passes Energy Freedom Act Bill opens competition, removes net metering cap, opens solar options to lower-income residents COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Energy Freedom Act (House Bill 3659), known as the LCI Compromise (from the House Labor, Commerce, and Industry Committee), was passed by the SC House today by…

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Groups seek court order blocking Atlantic seismic blasting

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2019 Contacts: Southern Environmental Law Center – Mike Mather, (434) 333-9464, [email protected] Coastal Conservation League – Caitie Forde-Smith, (252) 714-4790, [email protected] Oceana – Dustin Cranor, (954) 348-1314, [email protected]eana.org Natural Resources Defense Council – Anne Hawke, (646) 823-4518, [email protected] Earthjustice – Maggie Caldwell, (415) 217-2084, [email protected] Center for Biological Diversity – Kristen Monsell, (914) 806-3467, [email protected] Defenders of Wildlife – Gwen Dobbs, (202) 329-9295, [email protected] Groups seek court order…

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Groups aim to protect pristine estuary and health of beach, appeal state agency decision authorizing multiple groins on Debidue in Georgetown County

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 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 Groups aim to protect pristine estuary and health of beach, appeal state agency decision authorizing multiple groins on Debidue in Georgetown County GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC – Today, the South Carolina Environmental Law Project, on behalf of the Coastal Conservation League, filed a Request for Review with the S.C. Department of Health…

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Judge bars government from working on seismic permits during shutdown

Friday, January 18, 2019

Press Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center and Coastal Conservation League For Immediate Release: Jan. 18, 2019 Contact: Mike Mather, SELC Communications, (434) 333-9464 or [email protected] Caitie Forde-Smith, Coastal Conservation League, (252) 714-4790, [email protected] Judge bars government from working on seismic permits during shutdown Ruling clarifies government’s confusing and contradictory position CHARLESTON, SC — A federal judge has barred the government from moving forward with seismic permitting during the shutdown, settling the confusion the government created…

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Groups Appeal Administrative Law Judge’s Ruling Upholding Development Permits for Captain Sams Spit

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 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 Groups Appeal Administrative Law Judge’s Ruling Upholding Development Permits for Captain Sams Spit CHARLESTON, SC—Administrative Law Judge Ralph King Anderson, III, issued a ruling on December 14, 2018, affirming the state Department of Health and Environmental Control’s decision to issue a permit authorizing the construction of a road, steel sheetpile…

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SC Attorney General Alan Wilson Joins Anti-Seismic Lawsuit

Monday, January 7, 2019

Press Statement from the Southern Environmental Law Center and the Coastal Conservation League For Immediate Release: Jan. 8, 2019 Contact: Caitie Forde-Smith, Coastal Conservation League, (252) 714-4790 or [email protected] Mike Mather, SELC, (434) 977-4090 or [email protected] SC Attorney General Alan Wilson Joins Anti-Seismic Lawsuit Seven Other East Coast Attorneys General Previously Joined Action CHARLESTON, SC — South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson has joined a lawsuit to stop the possibility of seismic blasting in the Atlantic Ocean, joining…

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Administrative Law Judge Halts Development on Captain Sams Spit Pending an Appeal

Friday, December 21, 2018

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2018 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 Administrative Law Judge Halts Development on Captain Sams Spit Pending an Appeal CHARLESTON, SC – After issuing a decision authorizing the construction of a road, steel sheetpile wall, and other infrastructure to facilitate a 50-house development on Captain Sams Spit on September 24, Administrative Law Judge Ralph King Anderson, III, agreed…

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