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Coastal Conservation League Announces New South Coast Office Director

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Beaufort, SC — The Coastal Conservation League announced today that Kate Schaefer has joined the staff as South Coast Office Director. She will be working with longtime South Coast Project Manager Reed Armstrong in the Conservation League’s Beaufort office. “I look forward  to working with the entire community to promote conservation of natural resources and the wonderful quality of life that…

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Dana Beach to Receive Peter Benchley Ocean Award

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Other 2015 Winners include U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry and His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco   Charleston, SC – The eighth annual Peter Benchley Ocean Awards will take place the evening of Thursday, May 14 at the Carnegie Institution of Science in Washington, D.C. These are the world’s preeminent ocean awards and the only major awards program dedicated to recognizing excellence in marine conservation solutions across a wide range…

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“A Vision for Charleston” Community Forum to Focus on Priorities for Next Mayoral Administration

Monday, February 23, 2015

Event will mark first gathering of candidates for Mayor of Charleston Charleston, SC – Today Charleston Moves, Coastal Conservation League, Historic Charleston Foundation, IfYouWereMayor.com, and the South Carolina Community Loan Fund will convene a forum at the Francis Marion Hotel to discuss priorities for the next mayoral administration. Sponsored by Mr. John Winthrop, Monday’s event will be the first of several meetings held by various community organizations to engage citizens and leaders and share…

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Conservation League Questions President Obama’s Drilling Proposal

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Offshore Drilling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Hamilton Davis   The Obama Administration today released a draft proposal that would open areas off the South Carolina coast to oil and gas exploration and development. This proposal represents a fundamental threat to the people, wildlife and natural resources that exemplify the best of what makes South Carolina a special place to live and work. Our state’s fisheries and ocean based tourism and recreation support nearly 79,000 jobs and generate over $4.4…

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SC Ports Authority, Lowcountry Open Land Trust, Coastal Conservation League, and Southern Environmental Law Center Announce Milestone Agreement for Harbor Deepening

Monday, January 5, 2015

Collaboration benefits land conservation efforts along Cooper River Corridor Charleston – Today SC Ports Authority, Lowcountry Open Land Trust, Coastal Conservation League and the Southern Environmental Law Center announced a milestone agreement for the Post-45 Harbor Deepening Project that includes a significant Port contribution to land conservation efforts along the Cooper River Corridor. SC Ports Authority (SCPA) is partnering with Lowcountry Open Land Trust (LOLT), Coastal Conservation League (CCL) and the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC)…

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South Carolina Supreme Court Rejects Developer Permit to Build on Fragile Land

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Court rules for third time on controversial issue, Coastal Conservation League reacts Charleston, SC – Today South Carolina Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Dana Beach responded to the news that the South Carolina Supreme Court has rejected a permit sought by developers to build a massive sea wall and concrete block mat on Capt. Sam’s Spit, a fragile and highly mobile piece of land between Kiawah and Seabrook Islands: “This is a monumentally important…

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Settlement secures key protections for Catawba-Wateree rivers, ends legal stalemate

Monday, July 14, 2014

Agreement benefits fish and wildlife, protects river health July 17, 2014 Columbia, S.C. – American Rivers, the Southern Environmental Law Center, and the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League announced a settlement agreement with Duke Energy and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control that includes important protections for the Catawba and Wateree rivers and imperiled fish and wildlife. The agreement ends a legal stalemate over the issuance of a new operating license…

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