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Statehouse Report on plastic bag bill

Friday, February 3, 2017

BRIEFS: From plastic bags to education policy and Fritz Hollings Statehouse Report· 02/03/2017 9:27 am· Plastic bag bill is more about limiting home rule, greenies say Staff reports  |  Who knew there was a “plastic bag lobby?”  But there apparently is, according to environmental activists who are trying to thwart an effort to limit local governments’ abilities to make…

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Power players for food. Respecting ocean power. Planning for climate change. Safer roads. Powerful governors. Powerful presidents. Representing pelicans.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Folks, There has been a lot of news this week about power – the power of nature and of people, for good and for ill, on its use and abuse, and on its limits. To begin with, what better application of power could there be than promoting local, healthy food? http://www.postandcourier.com/food/the-most-powerful-food-and-beverage-industry-players-in-charleston/article_3bcb0296-d8fe-11e6-8bfa-dfd8a56de336.html This article from the Post and Courier identifies the power behind the (local) fork. It turns out that two of the 25 local food power brokers…

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The State: Senators urged to stop plastic-bag bill

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Senators urged to stop plastic-bag bill

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Statement on Governor McMaster

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

COASTAL CONSERVATION LEAGUE PRESS STATEMENT Alan Hancock – (843) 781-6144 – alanh@scccl.org For Immediate Release January 24, 2017 Statement on Governor McMaster  CHARLESTON, SC – In response to Henry McMaster becoming the Governor of South Carolina, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Dana Beach issued the following statement: “I congratulate Governor McMaster on becoming the 117th Governor of South Carolina. The Coastal Conservation League looks forward to working with him on protecting the quality of life that attracts so…

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It was another hot one. Different (climate) story, same outcome. Charleston cruise ships hit the upper limit. Show me the money (or at least the source). Bay Point languishes. My mistake.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Folks, Last week I wrote that January 2017 set a temperature record in Charleston.  According to the New York Times and the Washington Post (with very impressive graphics), the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration reported this week that the earth also set a temperature record.  2016 was officially the hottest year ever recorded.  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/18/science/earth-highest-temperature-record.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fscience&action=click&contentCollection=science&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/01/18/the-earth-heats-up-to-a-record-breaking-2016-in-these-12-convincing-maps-and-charts/  Meanwhile, President Trump’s cabinet nominees are being interrogated by…

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GrowFood 2017 Crop Calendar

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Every year we join the farmers in crop production planning where we discuss all things fruits and vegetables.  Working together, we discuss what to plant, when best to plant, and how much to plant.  This process helps us further our mission to create a consistent and diverse supply of local produce for the buyers, and hence, the community.  Check out this awesome…

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Bay Point development is a lose-lose-lose proposition. The nation’s newest national monument, in SC! Too much of a good (Sullivan’s Island) thing. Cruise ships in Mt. Pleasant? Long live the Conservation Bank!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Folks, This week’s news featured some of the Lowcountry’s most noteworthy places – some threatened with disappearing, others disparaged as oversized, some on the brink of revival, others endowed with national significance. But first, you probably noticed that most of this month has not felt like January. In fact, Charleston set a temperature record on Friday the 13th, (ominously), of 80 degrees. While this may have been exciting if you were headed for the beach, people…

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P&C: ‘This is groundbreaking’: Cruise ships could anchor near Mount Pleasant as Charleston hits limit on visits

Friday, January 13, 2017

‘This is groundbreaking’: Cruise ships could anchor near Mount Pleasant as Charleston hits limit on visits By David Slade dslade@postandcourier.com Jan 13, 2017

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Global warming didn’t pause, but the Gulf Stream might. SC reduced CO2 emissions in 2016. No seismic testing! Humpbacked whales at Debidue. Cheetahs and fox squirrels. Hotel threatens Mt. Pleasant. Bridges threaten bicyclists.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Folks, For no good reason, I’ll begin this week’s news roundup at the planetary level and progress to the local.  (There is just as much logic for going the other direction.) In the past I’ve hesitated to include articles on the debate over climate science.  The conclusion that human activity is the primary driver of global warming (and ocean acidification, and rising sea levels and other related phenomena) is so rigorous, so pervasive, so multi-disciplinary and…

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Statement on Seismic Announcement

Friday, January 6, 2017

Coastal Conservation League PRESS STATEMENT Alan Hancock – (843) 781-6144 – alanh@scccl.org For Immediate Release January 6, 2017 Contact: Alan Hancock, (843) 781-6144, alanh@scccl.org Statement on Seismic Testing Announcement CHARLESTON, SC – In response to today’s announcement from the Obama Administration denying permission to conduct seismic testing for oil and gas offshore, Katie Zimmerman, Coastal Conservation League’s Air, Water, and Public Health Director, issued the following statement: “We applaud the Obama Administration’s decision to protect the Atlantic from risky…

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