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Emily Cedzo

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House Bill 3529: Ban on Plastic Bag Bans Headed to Senate Committee Before Senate Floor

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Thursday, March 15: H. 3529 was passed out of subcommittee by a narrow 4-3 vote. The bill will now move to full committee to be heard on March 22.  This is the last opportunity to stop the bill before it hits the Senate floor. Please take action today. Please contact the senators on the full committee. You can find their names here and head to their pages to message them individually.

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House Bill 4683: Shoreline Bill Passed the House; Headed to Senate Subcommittee

Thursday, March 8, 2018 Beach Management

Thursday, March 8: H. 4683 passed the House today with three amendments. It will be in the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Environmental Subcommittee on Wednesday, March 14.   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…

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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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Firm Stance on Shifting Shorelines

Saturday, January 27, 2018

This is urgent. We need your help stopping a bill that puts coastal communities at risk. Senate Bill 927 reverses the landmark Shoreline Management Bill you fought so hard for two years ago, and cuts against more than 30 years of thoughtful beachfront policy. That bill, which became state law, established a baseline that would not move seaward and helps us find safe places to build on the coast. Last fall, DHEC released new…

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Final Countdown: Comment now on DHEC’s revised lines

Friday, November 3, 2017

What is the latest on those wonky DHEC setback lines? (To comply with the Beachfront Management Act, DHEC is updating the baseline and setback lines for coastal development. You can read all about it in my last blog entry here. Remember: The last day to comment is November 6!) Here’s the latest: Last week, Governor McMaster called on DHEC to delay setting the lines by extending the public comment…

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Setting Lines for South Carolina’s Dynamic Shoreline

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

In the last few years, coastal communities have weathered intense storms and difficult periods of recovery. This trend will continue. In order to build resilience, we must be forward-thinking. Now is the time to craft sound regulatory decisions around coastal policy. South Carolina is on the right track. Last spring, members of the Coastal Conservation League, citizens, and our conservation coalition partners worked with Rep. Peter McCoy (R-Charleston), Rep. Bill Herbkersman (R-Beaufort), Rep. James Smith…

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