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Channel 5 news covers Army Corps cruise hearing

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Concerns voiced over contentious Charleston cruise terminal proposal With video at the link Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 10:07 pm EDT Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 10:22 pm EDT CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Frustrations and opinions surrounding the Charleston cruise terminal were heard Tuesday night. The $35 million passenger cruise terminal was first proposed for the Charleston waterfront almost six years ago. The proposal would move the terminal about 1500…

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Two Talented Sixth Graders on Captain Sams Spit

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Ashton and Nola, two talented sixth graders at Fort Johnson Middle School, created this PSA after researching the pros and cons of building on Captain Sams Spit. We think you’ll enjoy it as much as we did.

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Cape Romain Refuge Island, ecological treasure, saved from development

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Cape Romain Refuge Island, ecological treasure, saved from development Moultrie News Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Successful battle to permanently protect ‘Pappa’s Island’ safeguards local economy, opens new lands for recreation and protects nationally critical wildlife habitat One of the last undeveloped islands within Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge is now protected forever, thanks to the Open Space Institute (OSI), The Coastal Conservation League, the South Carolina Environmental Law Project, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature…

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Population growth. Oil and virtuous cycles. Terrapins and salt marsh.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Folks, With the presidential primaries in full swing, this week brought the usual fare of annoying, discouraging and alarming news. One could put David Slade’s coastal population growth article in the Post and Courier in the last category. All David needed to do was dust off the article he wrote last year and change the dates. (Being an excellent journalist, he didn’t.) In 2015, the three fastest growing metro areas on the Atlantic Coast were…

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Krill, Baby, Krill! Beautiful swimmers. Sad news about Hamilton.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Folks, The long, dark night of offshore oil is over. The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has withdrawn its proposal to allow drilling in the seabed along the coasts of Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Right whales, bottlenose dolphin, grouper and marlin can celebrate, free from deafening seismic blasts. Pelicans, gannets and terns can fish safely in non-oiled waters. Krill and plankton — foundations of life in the ocean and…

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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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Offshore Drilling: We Won!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

You spoke up. They listened. And today we won! A little more than a year ago, the Obama Administration shocked us all by announcing plans to allow oil and gas drilling off our coast — a direct threat to South Carolina’s tourism economy and quality of life. Tens of thousands of citizens organized throughout the state to stop offshore drilling. Hundreds of coastal towns and cities passed resolutions declaring their opposition. Businesses and local leaders, Republicans…

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Manatees following monarchs. The offshore drilling IQ deficit. The worst form of government.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Folks, Last week the good news was about the resurgence of monarch butterflies on their wintering grounds in Mexico. This week, it’s the lithe monarch’s antipode, the Florida manatee, as the Washington Post reports. Once threatened with extinction, the population of this peaceful, herbivorous resident of Florida’s freshwater springs, (and, increasingly, South Carolina’s coastal waters), has grown from several hundred in the 1970s to roughly 6,000 today. The manatee’s rebound is the direct…

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East Edisto: A landmark victory

Friday, February 26, 2016

Yesterday was a monumental day for land conservation in South Carolina. After planning and negotiating for nearly a decade, a major corporation, conservationists, business leaders, government officials, and members of the community came to an agreement that will conserve a swath of land nearly twice the size of Mount Pleasant — forever. The so-called East Edisto property, owned by WestRock (formerly known as MeadWestvaco), is 72,000 acres and 19 miles long — running from Hollywood…

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S.C. Food Policy Council Annual Meeting

Monday, February 22, 2016

Today at the Farmers Market in West Columbia, the South Carolina Food Policy Council met to discuss pressing regulatory and policy issues facing food producers in South Carolina. Our vision is that farmers at every scale will have access to the coast’s burgeoning urban markets, satisfying the growing demand for local vegetables and meat, strengthening struggling rural communities, and stabilizing rural land use, and sponsoring today’s conference is part of getting there.

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