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Case Dismissed:
Legal challenges to construction of new DeBordieu seawall prevail

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2018 Contact: Amy E. Armstrong, Esquire                                                           Caitie Forde-Smith SC Environmental Law Project                                                  Coastal Conservation League amy@scelp.org or (843) 527-0078   …

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Statement on Today’s State Transportation Bank Vote on I-526

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Coastal Conservation League Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2018 Media Contacts: Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director — (252) 714-4790 or caitiefs@scccl.org Jason Crowley, Communities & Transportation Director — (843) 723-7933 or jasonc@scccl.org CHARLESTON, SC—In response to today’s 4-3 vote by the S.C. Transportation Infrastructure Bank to remove financial support for the extension of Interstate 526, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Laura Cantral issued the following statement: The bank truly acted in the state’s best interest today.

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A Word from the Warehouse – June 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018

We're excited to report that truckloads of blueberry cases and peach baskets are hitting the warehouse daily. This is vastly different from last year—a very warm January and February prompted early blooms on fruit trees in South Carolina, and a late frost in March wiped out the blueberry and peach crop. Hugh Weathers, South Carolina's Commissioner of Agriculture, reported crop losses upward of 80 percent. Thankfully, farmers are incredibly resilient,…

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Warehouse Recipe: Life Raft Treats’ Buttermilk-Blueberry Ice Cream

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

This June, beat the heat with this sweet from Life Raft Treats! Charleston chefs Cynthia Wong (of James Beard Award nomination fame) and Mary Oster share their recipe for Buttermilk-Blueberry Ice Cream, complete with a blueberry swirl crafted using Lowcountry Creamery buttermilk and Black Pearl organic blueberries. For the ice cream base ½ cup whole milk 1 ½ cups heavy cream 6 egg yolks ¾…

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Statement on Today’s I-526 Request from Governor McMaster

Friday, May 25, 2018

Coastal Conservation League Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2018 Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director — (252) 714-4790 or caitiefs@scccl.org Lisa Jones-Turansky, Chief Conservation Officer — (843) 725-2059 or lisajt@scccl.org Jason Crowley, Communities & Transportation Director — (843) 723-7933 or jasonc@scccl.org CHARLESTON, SC—In response to today’s request from South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster directing the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank to support the expansion of Interstate 526 across Johns and James Islands, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Laura Cantral said: This…

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A Deep Dive on Shoreline Reform

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The last time I emailed you, I shared the good news that the most important policy for protecting our beachfront was returned to House Bill 4683—the non-seaward baseline. And last week, the bill was signed into law by Governor Henry McMaster. This important policy win was only made possible by your participation and engagement. So first, I want to say thank you for hanging in there and for making a difference in the laws…

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Statement on the Defeat of House Bill 3529

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Coastal Conservation League Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2018 Emily Cedzo – Land, Water & Wildlife Program Director – emilyc@scccl.org – (843) 725-1290 Caitie Forde-Smith – Communications Director – caitiefs@scccl.org – (252) 714-4790 CHARLESTON, SC – In response to news from Columbia that lawmakers will not consider a statewide ban on local single-use plastics bans (House Bill 3529), essentially killing the bill this legislative session, Land, Water & Wildlife Program Director Emily Cedzo said: Our communities should celebrate today….

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House Bill 3529: The Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bans is Dead

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Wednesday, May 9: Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey confirms that lawmakers will not consider H. 3529 before the end of legislative session (Thursday, May 10), essentially killing the legislation. Thursday, April 12: H. 3529 was passed out of Senate Committee and will now hit the Senate floor. This is the FINAL stop before becoming potential law. Now, more than ever, we need your support to stop this bad bill. Please thank Senators Senn,

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House Bill 4683: The Shoreline Bill Becomes Law

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Thursday, May 3: The bill was signed into law by Governor McMaster. Thursday, April 19: The bill, upholding a baseline that will never move more seaward, was passed out of the Senate and sent back to the House for concurrence. The House concurred on April 25 and the bill is heading to the Governor’s desk to be signed. Thursday, March 29:  The bill was discussed, amended, and passed out of the full Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources…

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Offshore Drilling Resolutions at the State House

Thursday, April 26, 2018

House Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee April 25, 2018 Testimony of Alan Hancock Good afternoon, Madame Chairwoman, and members of the subcommittee, my name is Alan Hancock. I am the Energy and Climate Advocacy Director for the Coastal Conservation League. We are a non-partisan, non-profit organization based in Charleston, with offices in Beaufort, Georgetown, and here in Columbia. We work to protect the natural landscapes, abundant wildlife, clean water, and quality of life here in South Carolina. I am here…

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