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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 cait[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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Groups Sue Feds to Stop Seismic Airgun Blasting in Atlantic Ocean

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 11, 2018 at 11 a.m. Contacts: Oceana – Dustin Cranor, 954.348.1314, [email protected] Natural Resources Defense Council – Anne Hawke, 646.823.4518, [email protected] Southern Environmental Law Center – Mike Mather, 434.333.9464, [email protected] Earthjustice – Maggie Caldwell, 415.217.2084, [email protected] Center for Biological Diversity – Kristen Monsell, 914.806.3467, [email protected] Coastal Conservation League – Caitie Forde-Smith, 252.714.4790, [email protected] Sierra Club – Gabby Brown, 914.261.4626, [email protected] Surfrider Foundation – Angela Howe, 949.732.6414, [email protected] Groups Sue…

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Press Statement: State Bank and Charleston County Council Waste More Time on I-526

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Coastal Conservation League Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2018 Contact: Jason Crowley, Communities and Transportation Program Director [email protected] or (802) 233-8744 Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director [email protected] or (252) 714-4790 Diane Knich, Communications Associate [email protected] or (843) 530-0211 Bank and Charleston County Council Waste More Time on I-526 CHARLESTON, SC — Today, the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank (SCTIB) Board voted 5-2 to rescind a June 26 vote ending its contract with Charleston County to fund the proposed extension of I-526. In the next…

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Administrative Law Judge authorizes development on Captain Sams Spit for third time

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 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 authorizes development on Captain Sams Spit for third time CHARLESTON, SC – In a setback for Captain Sams Spit on Kiawah Island, Administrative Law Judge Ralph King Anderson, III, issued a Final Order and Decision on September 24, 2018, authorizing the construction of a road, steel sheetpile wall, and other…

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Statement on the Coal Ash Threat at Grainger Station

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Coastal Conservation League Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 20, 2018 Media Contacts: Eddy Moore, Energy and Climate Director — (501) 772-5426 or [email protected] Erin Pate, North Coast Office Director — (803) 413-5008 or [email protected] Diane Knich, Communications Associate — (843) 530-0211 or [email protected] CHARLESTON, S.C. —In 2013, the Coastal Conservation League and our partners, the Southern Environmental Law Center and Waccamaw Riverkeeper, reached an agreement with Santee Cooper to clean up coal ash at the former Grainger Station in Conway. Santee Cooper…

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Statement on the Trump Administration’s plans to replace the Clean Power Plan

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Coastal Conservation League Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2018 Media Contacts: Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director—(252) 714-4790 or [email protected] Eddy Moore, Energy and Climate Program Director—[email protected] CHARLESTON, S.C.—In a statement today responding to the Trump Administration’s plans to replace significant climate change policy, the federal Clean Power Plan, and revive heavy-polluting industry, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Laura Cantral said: South Carolinians deserve better from Washington. We feel the effects of a changing…

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Statement on Charleston County’s vote to shift $40 million from rural land conservation

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Coastal Conservation League Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 24, 2018 Media Contacts: Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director—(252) 714-4790 or [email protected] Emily Cedzo, Land, Water & Wildlife Program Director—(910) 850-3509 or [email protected] CHARLESTON, S.C.—In response to tonight’s 5-4 vote by Charleston County Council to change the formula for how Greenbelt program funds are distributed and shift $40 million away from rural land conservation, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Laura Cantral said: There are few things more important for Charleston County…

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