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Statement on S.C. Senate passage of the Energy Freedom Act

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

May 8, 2019 Press Statement Coastal Conservation League FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contacts: Alan Hancock, Energy and Climate Advocacy Director alanh@scccl.org or (803) 361-1693 Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director caitiefs@scccl.org or (252) 714-4790 Coastal Conservation League applauds the final passage of Energy Freedom Act CHARLESTON, S.C. — Following today’s Senate vote in favor of the Energy Freedom Act (House Bill 3659), Executive Director Laura Cantral issued the following statement….

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South Carolina House of Representatives Passes Energy Freedom Act

Thursday, February 21, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2019 Contacts: Conservation Voters of South Carolina – Tommy Gardiner, (803) 262-9142 Coastal Conservation League – Alan Hancock, (803) 361-1693  South Carolina House of Representatives Passes Energy Freedom Act Bill opens competition, removes net metering cap, opens solar options to lower-income residents COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Energy Freedom Act (House Bill 3659), known as the LCI Compromise (from the House Labor, Commerce, and Industry Committee), was passed by the SC House today by…

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Groups seek court order blocking Atlantic seismic blasting

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2019 Contacts: Southern Environmental Law Center – Mike Mather, (434) 333-9464, mmather@selcva.org Coastal Conservation League – Caitie Forde-Smith, (252) 714-4790, caitiefs@scccl.org Oceana – Dustin Cranor, (954) 348-1314, dcranor@oceana.org Natural Resources Defense Council – Anne Hawke, (646) 823-4518, ahawke@nrdc.org Earthjustice – Maggie Caldwell, (415) 217-2084, mcaldwell@earthjustice.org Center for Biological Diversity – Kristen Monsell, (914) 806-3467, kmonsell@biologicaldiversity.org Defenders of Wildlife – Gwen Dobbs, (202) 329-9295, gdobbs@defenders.org Groups seek court order…

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Groups aim to protect pristine estuary and health of beach, appeal state agency decision authorizing multiple groins on Debidue in Georgetown County

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2019 Contact: Amy E. Armstrong, Esquire SC Environmental Law Project amy@scelp.org or (843) 527-0078 Caitie Forde-Smith Coastal Conservation League caitiefs@scccl.org or (252) 714-4790 Groups aim to protect pristine estuary and health of beach, appeal state agency decision authorizing multiple groins on Debidue in Georgetown County GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC – Today, the South Carolina Environmental Law Project, on behalf of the Coastal Conservation League, filed a Request for Review with the S.C. Department of Health…

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Judge bars government from working on seismic permits during shutdown

Friday, January 18, 2019

Press Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center and Coastal Conservation League For Immediate Release: Jan. 18, 2019 Contact: Mike Mather, SELC Communications, (434) 333-9464 or mmather@selcva.org Caitie Forde-Smith, Coastal Conservation League, (252) 714-4790, caitiefs@scccl.org Judge bars government from working on seismic permits during shutdown Ruling clarifies government’s confusing and contradictory position CHARLESTON, SC — A federal judge has barred the government from moving forward with seismic permitting during the shutdown, settling the confusion the government created…

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Groups Appeal Administrative Law Judge’s Ruling Upholding Development Permits for Captain Sams Spit

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2019 Contact: Amy E. Armstrong, Esquire SC Environmental Law Project amy@scelp.org or (843) 527-0078 Caitie Forde-Smith Coastal Conservation League caitiefs@scccl.org or (252) 714-4790 Groups Appeal Administrative Law Judge’s Ruling Upholding Development Permits for Captain Sams Spit CHARLESTON, SC—Administrative Law Judge Ralph King Anderson, III, issued a ruling on December 14, 2018, affirming the state Department of Health and Environmental Control’s decision to issue a permit authorizing the construction of a road, steel sheetpile…

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SC Attorney General Alan Wilson Joins Anti-Seismic Lawsuit

Monday, January 7, 2019

Press Statement from the Southern Environmental Law Center and the Coastal Conservation League For Immediate Release: Jan. 8, 2019 Contact: Caitie Forde-Smith, Coastal Conservation League, (252) 714-4790 or caitiefs@scccl.org Mike Mather, SELC, (434) 977-4090 or mmather@selcva.org SC Attorney General Alan Wilson Joins Anti-Seismic Lawsuit Seven Other East Coast Attorneys General Previously Joined Action CHARLESTON, SC — South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson has joined a lawsuit to stop the possibility of seismic blasting in the Atlantic Ocean, joining…

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Administrative Law Judge Halts Development on Captain Sams Spit Pending an Appeal

Friday, December 21, 2018

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2018 Contact: Amy E. Armstrong, Esquire SC Environmental Law Project amy@scelp.org or (843) 527-0078 Caitie Forde-Smith Coastal Conservation League caitiefs@scccl.org or (252) 714-4790 Administrative Law Judge Halts Development on Captain Sams Spit Pending an Appeal CHARLESTON, SC – After issuing a decision authorizing the construction of a road, steel sheetpile wall, and other infrastructure to facilitate a 50-house development on Captain Sams Spit on September 24, Administrative Law Judge Ralph King Anderson, III, agreed…

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Groups Sue Feds to Stop Seismic Airgun Blasting in Atlantic Ocean

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 11, 2018 at 11 a.m. Contacts: Oceana – Dustin Cranor, 954.348.1314, dcranor@oceana.org Natural Resources Defense Council – Anne Hawke, 646.823.4518, ahawke@nrdc.org Southern Environmental Law Center – Mike Mather, 434.333.9464, mmather@selcva.org Earthjustice – Maggie Caldwell, 415.217.2084, mcaldwell@earthjustice.org Center for Biological Diversity – Kristen Monsell, 914.806.3467, kmonsell@biologicaldiversity.org Coastal Conservation League – Caitie Forde-Smith, 252.714.4790, caitiefs@scccl.org Sierra Club – Gabby Brown, 914.261.4626, gabby.brown@sierraclub.org Surfrider Foundation – Angela Howe, 949.732.6414, ahowe@surfrider.org Groups Sue…

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Press Statement: State Bank and Charleston County Council Waste More Time on I-526

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Coastal Conservation League Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2018 Contact: Jason Crowley, Communities and Transportation Program Director jasonc@scccl.org or (802) 233-8744 Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director caitiefs@scccl.org or (252) 714-4790 Diane Knich, Communications Associate dianek@scccl.org or (843) 530-0211 Bank and Charleston County Council Waste More Time on I-526 CHARLESTON, SC — Today, the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank (SCTIB) Board voted 5-2 to rescind a June 26 vote ending its contract with Charleston County to fund the proposed extension of I-526. In the next…

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