For Immediate Release
March 7, 2017
Statement on Anti-Home-Rule Bill Vote
CHARLESTON, SC – In response to a vote ending discussion this year of a bill that would preclude local governments from addressing the pollution problems associated with disposable plastic products, Coastal Conservation League Air, Water, and Public Health Director Katie Zimmerman issued the following statement:
“Today’s vote reaffirms the commitment of the South Carolina House of Representatives to the principles of home rule and local solutions to local problems. We thank the hundreds of Conservation League members who contacted their Representatives to oppose this bill, and the many Representatives who stood up for coastal communities and the fishing and tourism businesses that support them.”
The Coastal Conservation League is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the coastal resources of South Carolina. Our mission is to protect the natural landscapes, abundant wildlife, clean water and traditional communities by working with citizens, local governments and the state legislature.