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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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Landmark Shoreline Management Bill Up for Final Approval in South Carolina Legislature

Monday, May 23, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Katie Zimmerman, (843) 725-1292, katiez@scccl.org –  Alan Hancock, (803) 361-1693, alanh@scccl.org May 21, 2016 Landmark Shoreline Management Bill Up for Final Approval in South Carolina Legislature  COLUMBIA, S.C. – The strongest protections for South Carolina beaches in 25 years are one step from becoming law this week. Scientists, developers, attorneys, and lawmakers have worked for more than 10 years to develop common-sense policies for shoreline development. The shoreline management bill, S. 139, would permanently set…

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Crab Bank Pelicam Launches

Monday, May 16, 2016

Coastal Conservation League FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Alan Hancock, alanh@scccl.org DATE: May 13, 2016 Crab Bank Pelicam Launches Coastal Conservation League and partners launch online live stream of pelicans nesting from Charleston Harbor The Coastal Conservation League and our partners at the SC Department of Natural Resources, Stasmayer Inc, Charleston Harbor Pilots, Coastal Expeditions, and Mount Pleasant Radio have launched a live video stream of nesting pelicans on Crab Bank in Charleston Harbor. Watch it at http://coastalconservationleague.org/pelicam/. Coastal Conservation League…

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Groups propose shifting jeopardized Mark Clark millions to local transportation projects

Monday, April 25, 2016

News Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center and the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League April 25, 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 CHARLESTON – Charleston County officials should make a play to keep the $420 million in contested Mark Clark Extension funds and use the cash for other local transportation projects that would do more to ease traffic jams and improve public safety. The Coastal…

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Statement on Obama Administration Offshore Drilling Reversal

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

COASTAL CONSERVATION LEAGUE STATEMENT ON OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OFFSHORE DRILLING REVERSAL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hamilton Davis, (843) 810-4178 or hamiltond@scccl.org  March 15, 2016 CHARLESTON, S.C. – Today the Obama Administration announced that it was removing the Atlantic from its 2017-2022 offshore drilling plans.  In response, Hamilton Davis, Energy and Climate Director for the Coastal Conservation League, issued the following statement: “This decision is a…

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Andrea Cooper Steps Down as Conservation League Board Chair

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Charleston, SC – The South Carolina Coastal Conservation League announced today that Board Chair Andrea Cooper will step down as chair of the Conservation League board. Cooper, of Sullivan’s Island, will relocate to Greenville, where she will serve as executive director of Upstate Forever, a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental conservation in the South Carolina Upstate region. She will start work in early October. “My years spent working with the talented staff and dedicated board…

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TOMORROW: Coastal Conservation League To Take Part in Press Conference on Transportation Funding

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Columbia, SC — On Wednesday, June 10th, the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League will hold a press conference with partner organizations at the South Carolina Statehouse to discuss the legislature’s failed attempt at raising the gas tax this session. Addressing the news conference will be Dana Beach, executive director of the Coastal Conservation League; Ashley Landess, president of the South Carolina Policy Council; JoAnne Day, vice president of the League of Women Voters of South…

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