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Statement on Today’s House Vote on H. 3529

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

PRESS STATEMENT Emily Cedzo – (843) 725-1290 – [email protected] Caitie Forde-Smith – (252) 714-4790 – [email protected] For Immediate Release February 7, 2018 CHARLESTON, SC – In response to today’s vote in the S.C. House of Representatives (73-41) to pass House Bill 3529, a bill that would prevent local municipalities from addressing plastic pollution and considering bag bans, Coastal Conservation League Land, Water and Wildlife Program Director Emily Cedzo issued the following statement: Today’s vote is a rejection…

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Conservation Groups Challenge Attack on Clean Water in Federal Court

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Press Release from American Rivers, Charleston Waterkeeper, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Clean Water Action, Coastal Conservation League, Defenders of Wildlife, Friends of the Rappahannock, North Carolina Coastal Federation, North Carolina Wildlife Federation and the Southern Environmental Law Center For Release: February 6, 2018 Contacts: Southern Environmental Law Center, Kathleen Sullivan, 919-945-7106, [email protected] Representing: American Rivers, Amy Kober, 503-708-1145, [email protected] Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Kevin Jeselnik, 404-352-9828, [email protected] Coastal Conservation League, Caitie Forde-Smith, 252-714-4790, [email protected] Clean Water Action, Michael Kelly, 202-895-0420×103, [email protected] Defenders of…

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Community groups ask S.C. Supreme Court to review, and reverse, decision on cruise ship terminal

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COASTAL CONSERVATION LEAGUE January 30, 2018 Contact: Jason Crowley – [email protected] – (843) 723-7933 Caitie Forde-Smith – [email protected] – (252) 714-4790 Community Groups ask Supreme Court to Preserve Rights to Challenge Government Approval of Polluters on Behalf of Affected Citizens CHARLESTON, SC – On Monday, January 29, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) asked the South…

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Statement on the Trump Administration’s Plan to Expand Offshore Drilling

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Coastal Conservation League Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Eddy Moore – [email protected] – (843) 725-2061 Alan Hancock – [email protected] – (843) 277-7622 CHARLESTON, SC – In response to today’s announcement by the Trump Administration to welcome offshore oil and gas drilling in the waters of the Atlantic – including South Carolina’s coast – Coastal Conservation League Energy and Climate Program Director Eddy Moore issued the following statement: The federal government is again trying to force us to allow…

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Statement on Dominion Bid for SCANA

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COASTAL CONSERVATION LEAGUE January 3, 2018 Contact: Alan Hancock – [email protected] – (843) 277-7622 In response to news of a Dominion bid to buy SCANA, Coastal Conservation League Energy and Climate Director Eddy Moore issued the following statement: “Any long-term solution to skyrocketing power bills needs strong energy efficiency programs and cheap renewable energy to create lasting savings, not just one-off checks. State regulators have a great deal of flexibility to add beneficial conditions to the sale. Dominion…

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South Carolina Coastal Conservation League Announces Laura Cantral as New Executive Director

Thursday, November 2, 2017

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COASTAL CONSERVATION LEAGUE November 2, 2017 Contact: Alan Hancock – [email protected] – (843) 277-7622 Coastal Conservation League Announces Laura Cantral as New Executive Director Cantral Joins the Coastal Conservation League after Twelve Years at Meridian Institute in Washington, D.C. CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Board of Directors of the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League announced today that Laura Cantral will join the Conservation League…

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Conservation League, Coastal Advocates React to Proposed Beachfront Lines

Friday, October 6, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alan Hancock, Communications Director – [email protected] – (803) 361-1693 Emily Cedzo, Land, Water & Wildlife Program Director – [email protected] – (843) 725-1290 October 6, 2017 CONSERVATION LEAGUE, ADVOCATES REACT TO PROPOSED BEACHFRONT LINES CHARLESTON, S.C. – Today, the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) shared its revisions to state beachfront lines and launched a 30-day public comment period. Though DHEC reviews and updates these lines – the baseline and setback line…

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Your iPhone Just Made a Multi-Billion Dollar Interstate Project Obsolete – And Other Reasons The “Grand Strand Expressway” is a Better Choice than Interstate 73

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Press Release from the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League For Immediate Release: October 5, 2017 Contact: Alan Hancock, Coastal Conservation League, (843) 781-6144 – [email protected] Your iPhone Just Made a Multi-Billion Dollar Interstate Project Obsolete And Other Reasons The “Grand Strand Expressway” is a Better Choice than Interstate 73  LATTA, SC – Car GPS systems and smart-phone apps use real-time traffic data to route drivers more quickly to destinations like Myrtle Beach, often selecting state roads over interstates. That means…

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Statement on Federal Court Decision Regarding Wave Dissipation Devices on Harbor Island and Isle of Palms

Monday, August 14, 2017

Press Statement For Immediate Release  Alan Hancock – [email protected] – (843) 781-6144 CHARLESTON, SC – In response to the news that the U.S. District Court in Charleston today ordered the “wave dissipation devices” on Harbor Island and Isle of Palms removed immediately and remain down during nesting season while the Sierra Club’s case proceeds, Coastal Conservation League Chief Conservation Officer Lisa Jones-Turansky issued the following…

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Media Advisory: Offshore Drilling Rally in Mount Pleasant

Saturday, August 5, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: AUGUST 7, 2017 CONTACT: Alan Hancock, Communications Director, Coastal Conservation League, (843) 781-6144, [email protected] Offshore drilling rally Monday Charleston, SC – On Monday, August 7 at 6 pm at the Yacht Club at the Charleston Harbor Fish House, elected leaders and offshore drilling expert Peg Howell will update the public on what’s next with federal government attempts to open up our coast for offshore drilling for oil and gas. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy…

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