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 statement:
Today’s decision vindicates the recommendation of the professional staff at the Department of Health and Environmental Control that these plastic seawalls come down earlier this year. While the Coastal Conservation League is not part of this specific case, we are pleased that the seawalls will come down during nesting season. Our hope is that the walls are never reinstalled. We applaud the South Carolina Environmental Law Project and the Sierra Club for their work to ensure government agencies follow the law and make decisions based on science.