February, 2018

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Senate Bill 927: Shoreline Bill Carried Over in Subcommittee

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Wednesday, January 31: S. 927 was voted to carry over to the next Subcommittee meeting. We await the date of this meeting. After hearing public testimony, subcommittee members agreed that S. 927 will require necessary amendments before the bill will be passed out to the Senate floor. We hope to see significant improvements that will maintain a non-seaward baseline for SC taxpayers and provide clarity for the many tasks DHEC would have to undertake. Ultimately, we…

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House Bill 4683: Shoreline Bill Headed to the House Floor

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thursday, February 15: After passing out of Subcommittee on Tuesday, the Full Committee significantly amended the bill to clarify and improve several sections. The bill will now move to the House floor. Most importantly, the bill no longer seeks to undo the non-seaward baseline we fought so hard for in 2016. The 2012 baseline will stay in place and can never move more seaward — representing not only good beachfront management, but smart fiscal policy…

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House Bill 3529: Plastic Bag Ban Ban Bill Headed to Senate Subcommittee

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thursday, February 15: The bill will head to a subcommittee of the Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry committee next. Email your Senator and the subcommittee: Thursday, February 8: More press coverage The State: No more plastic bag bans for SC: House says towns, cities cannot ban grocery bags WMBF: SC House votes to put an end to plastic bag bans Wednesday, February 7: In a 73-41 vote, House Bill 3529 passed out of…

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Two Offshore Drilling Rallies and Press Events Tuesday for Trump Administration Offshore Drilling Hearing

Monday, February 12, 2018

COASTAL CONSERVATION LEAGUE MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: FEBRUARY 13, 2018 CONTACT: Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director, Coastal Conservation League, (843)725-2064, Alan Hancock, Energy and Climate Advocacy Director, Coastal Conservation League, (843) 277-7622, Two Offshore Drilling Rallies and Press Events Tuesday for Trump Administration Offshore Drilling Hearing Charleston, SC – On Tuesday, February 13, elected leaders and coastal interests will speak on South Carolina’s opposition to offshore drilling. That day, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will hold its only South Carolina hearing…

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Statement on Today’s House Vote on H. 3529

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

PRESS STATEMENT Emily Cedzo – (843) 725-1290 – Caitie Forde-Smith – (252) 714-4790 – 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, Representing: American Rivers, Amy Kober, 503-708-1145, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Kevin Jeselnik, 404-352-9828, Coastal Conservation League, Caitie Forde-Smith, 252-714-4790, Clean Water Action, Michael Kelly, 202-895-0420×103, Defenders of…

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