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Statement on the Trump Administration’s plans to replace the Clean Power Plan

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Coastal Conservation League Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2018 Media Contacts: Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director—(252) 714-4790 or caitiefs@scccl.org Eddy Moore, Energy and Climate Program Director—eddym@scccl.org CHARLESTON, S.C.—In a statement today responding to the Trump Administration’s plans to replace significant climate change policy, the federal Clean Power Plan, and revive heavy-polluting industry, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Laura Cantral said: South Carolinians deserve better from Washington. We feel the effects of a changing…

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A Word from the Warehouse – August 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

I’m an apple pear I’m not my apple cousin Eat me, I’m better. Here we are … the dog days of summer in the South. And while no one wants to think about turning on their oven for a crisp apple pie, it’s exactly the time when the great Pome fruit varieties are ready to pick. Pome? Pome fruits belong to the Rosaceae plant family (sub-fam: pomoideae) and are characterized by a…

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Warehouse Recipe: Poached Asian Pear Tart by Chef Bernd Gronert

Friday, August 17, 2018

Chef Bernd Gronert is the Baking and Pastry Coordinator at the Culinary Institute of Charleston at Trident Technical College. You might recognize him as Chef B (his twin brother is Chef A) of the Cypress Hill Farm produce booth at the Summerville Farmers Market. This month, Chef Gronert is sharing his recipe for a poached Asian pear tart. Poached Asian Pear Tart by Chef Bernd Gronert For this recipe, you’ll need ingredients for a cookie dough,…

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Statement on Charleston County’s vote to shift $40 million from rural land conservation

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Coastal Conservation League Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 24, 2018 Media Contacts: Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director—(252) 714-4790 or caitiefs@scccl.org Emily Cedzo, Land, Water & Wildlife Program Director—(910) 850-3509 or emilyc@scccl.org CHARLESTON, S.C.—In response to tonight’s 5-4 vote by Charleston County Council to change the formula for how Greenbelt program funds are distributed and shift $40 million away from rural land conservation, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Laura Cantral said: There are few things more important for Charleston County…

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Statement on Horry County’s vote to commit millions to I-73

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Coastal Conservation League Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 24, 2018 Media Contacts: Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director—(252) 714-4790 or caitiefs@scccl.org Erin Hardwick Pate, North Coast Office Director—(843) 545-0403 or erinp@scccl.org Lisa Jones-Turansky, Chief Conservation Officer—(843) 725-2059 or lisajt@scccl.org CHARLESTON, SC—This afternoon, Horry County Council passed a resolution committing $23 million—more than half of the revenue from the County’s hospitality tax—for the next 20 years to funding Horry County’s portion of I-73.  In response to the vote that commits $23…

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A Word from the Warehouse – July 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Every July, I remember my first summer in 2011 visiting farms and I think about peas. It was so darn HOT and as I called around to set up farm visits each farmer said “Are you sure you want to come right now? There isn’t really anything growing except for okra and field peas.” For a girl from the Garden State who had just moved here from Northern California,…

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Warehouse Recipe: Stew Peas by Charleston chef BJ Dennis

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Community chef and advocate BJ Dennis is known and adored for his Gullah-Geechee cuisine. This month, he’s sharing one of his favorite Lowcountry field pea recipes: stew peas. To recreate this simple, hearty dish, you’ll need fresh field peas, four ripe Johns Island tomatoes and a hot pepper. Stew Peas 4 large ripe Johns island tomato diced skin on or off (try Rosebank Farms) 3 cups…

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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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