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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 – alanh@scccl.org – (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, alanh@scccl.org 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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Statement on Catherine Heigel’s resignation from DHEC

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Press Statement For Immediate Release Dana Beach – danabeach@scccl.org – (843) 723-7016 Alan Hancock – alanh@scccl.org – (843) 781-6144 CHARLESTON, SC – In response to Catherine Heigel’s announcement today of her resignation, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Dana Beach issued the following statement:  DHEC is an important state agency charged with protecting the quality of the air we breathe and the water we…

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Statement on Trump Administration Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Press Statement For Immediate Release Eddy Moore – eddym@scccl.org – (843) 725-2061 Alan Hancock – alanh@scccl.org – (843) 781-6144 CHARLESTON, SC – In response to this afternoon’s announcement from the President that the United States would withdraw from the Paris agreement on climate, Coastal Conservation League Energy and Climate Director Eddy Moore issued the following statement: Our…

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Victory for bicycle commuters. I-526 chaos. The root of the problem. The Lowcountry from above. Buckets of fish.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Folks, This week’s news is a mixed bag — success and chaos, root causes and aerial insights, and a bucket list of fish. The Post and Courier reports that the Charleston City Council did the right thing with the Ashley River bridge, by the slimmest of margins.  The Council voted 7-6 in favor of devoting one out of seven lanes on Highway 17 across the Ashley to bicycles and pedestrians. Remarkably, in spite of the years spent analyzing…

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To fix or to build anew. To bike or not to bike. Backpedaling on transportation?

Monday, July 18, 2016

Folks, In spite of, or perhaps exemplified by, the Legislature’s action on highway funding this session — they rejected a gas tax increase, approved spending $200 million in one time funds on transportation improvements, and substantially reformed the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank — the tug of war between new highway construction, (eg. I-526 to Johns Island), and repairing the existing road system continues.  On one side, the vast majority of South Carolina residents, businesses, conservation groups, low-tax and good…

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Statement on Ethics Bills Signing

Thursday, June 23, 2016

For Immediate Release June 23, 2016  Contact: Alan Hancock, (843) 781-6144, alanh@scccl.org  CHARLESTON – In response to Governor Nikki Haley signing two ethics reform bills in Easley today, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Dana Beach issued the following statement:  “The Coastal Conservation League applauds Governor Nikki Haley, Senator Larry Martin, Senator Wes Hayes, and Representative Kirkman Finlay for their leadership in…

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South Carolina House Approves Landmark Shoreline Management Bill

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Coastal Conservation League FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Katie Zimmerman – katiez@scccl.org, (843)725-1292 Alan Hancock – alanh@scccl.org (803) 361-1693 June 1, 2016 COLUMBIA, SC – Today the South Carolina House of Representatives approved the strongest protections for South Carolina beaches in 25 years. Scientists, developers, attorneys, and lawmakers have worked for nearly a decade to develop common-sense policies regarding development near beaches. The shoreline management bill, S. 139, would permanently set a baseline from moving seaward along our state’s beachfront, restricting certain…

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State Transportation Infrastructure Bank Board Makes the Right Call on Mark Clark Extension

Thursday, May 26, 2016

News Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center and the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League May 26, 2016 Contact: Chris DeScherer, SELC, (843) 720-5270 Mike Mather, SELC Communications, (434) 977-4090 or mmather@selcva.org Natalie Olson, CCL, (843) 723-8035 or natalieo@scccl.org Alan Hancock, CCL, (803) 361-1693 or alanh@scccl.org State Transportation Infrastructure Bank Board Makes the Right Call on Mark Clark Extension COLUMBIA – Today the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank, or “SIB,” voted against giving the County a year-long extension to explore funding the project with…

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Statement on Legislative Audit of State Transportation Infrastructure Bank

Thursday, May 26, 2016

For Immediate Release May 26, 2016 Contact: Alan Hancock (803) 361-1693, alanh@scccl.org CHARLESTON – In response to the Legislative Audit Council review of the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Dana Beach issued the following statement: “The audit underscores the need for the Legislature to pass reforms to move the the infrastructure bank under the Department of Transportation, so we don’t have two separate transportation agencies in South Carolina. We need to make…

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