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Statement on Today’s Supreme Court Ruling on Captain Sams Spit

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Coastal Conservation League and South Carolina Environmental Law Project PRESS STATEMENT Emily Cedzo — Land, Water & Wildlife Program Director — emilyc@scccl.org — (843) 725-1290 Caitie Forde-Smith — Communications Director — caitiefs@scccl.org — (252) 714-4790 For Immediate Release April 18, 2018 CHARLESTON, SC — Today, in an unprecedented fourth opinion, the South Carolina Supreme Court definitively denied a half-mile long wall proposed by developers on the sandy riverbanks of Captain Sams Spit and issued a stern rebuke of the Administrative Law Court’s 2016 decision. In…

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By the numbers: South Coast Land Conservation

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Over the last year, the Trust for Public Land and Beaufort County Open Land Trust have analyzed the economic impact of land conservation in Beaufort County. Their research focused on property values, access to local food from protected farmland, the value of clean air and water, and spending associated with outdoor recreation. You can read more in a recent op-ed by Councilman Brian Flewelling, and watch an interview about the study. Please…

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Statement on Today’s Committee Vote on House Bill 3529

Thursday, April 12, 2018

PRESS STATEMENT Emily Cedzo – Land, Water & Wildlife Program Director– (843) 725-1290 – emilyc@scccl.org Caitie Forde-Smith – Communications Director – (252) 714-4790 – caitiefs@scccl.org For Immediate Release April 11, 2018 CHARLESTON, SC – In response to today’s Senate Labor, Commerce & Industry committee vote to advance House Bill 3529, a bill that would prevent local municipalities from addressing plastic pollution and considering bag bans, Coastal Conservation League Land, Water and Wildlife Program Director Emily Cedzo issued the following statement: Local…

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Statement on Mount Pleasant’s Single-Use Plastics Ban

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

PRESS STATEMENT Caitie Forde-Smith – Communications Director – (252) 714-4790 – caitiefs@scccl.org For Immediate Release April 10, 2018 CHARLESTON, SC – In response to tonight’s vote by Mount Pleasant’s Town Council to approve an ordinance banning single-use plastic bags, straws, and Styrofoam, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Laura Cantral issued the following statement: Town of Mount Pleasant residents should be proud of Town Council’s vote tonight passing the most comprehensive ban on single-use plastics in state history. An…

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Statement on Today’s Vote on S.C. House Bill 4421

Thursday, April 5, 2018

PRESS STATEMENT Eddy Moore – Energy and Climate Program Director – (843) 725-2061 – eddym@scccl.org Alan Hancock – Energy and Climate Advocacy Director – (843) 277-7622 – alanh@scccl.org Caitie Forde-Smith – Communications Director – (252) 714-4790 – caitiefs@scccl.org For Immediate Release April 5, 2018 CHARLESTON, SC – In response to today’s vote in the S.C. House of Representatives (64-33) to pass House Bill 4421, a bill that would lift a 2 percent cap on solar energy in South Carolina and give more South Carolinians…

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Learn more about Laura Cantral

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Laura Cantral is the Coastal Conservation League’s new Executive Director. She brings with her a track record of success in strategy development, partnership building, and environmental policy at the international, regional, and state levels. Before joining the Coastal Conservation League in January, Laura was a senior partner at Meridian Institute, a nonprofit with offices in Washington, DC and Colorado that focuses on building collaborative approaches to address complex and…

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Seasonal Selections: March’s Milk March

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Before the sudden burst of fresh vegetables, we, at GrowFood Carolina, are celebrating a few of our favorite products that are available year-round, including all things dairy: Lowcountry Creamery milk, yogurt and crème fraiche and cheeses from Split Creek Farm, Burden Creek Dairy and Charleston Artisan Cheesehouse. South Carolina’s homegrown dairies need our support now more than ever. Dairy prices nationwide are dropping…

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A Word from the Warehouse – March 2017

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spring is ramping up! Before the sudden burst of fresh vegetables, we, at GrowFood Carolina, are celebrating a few of our favorite products that are available year-round, including all things dairy: Lowcountry Creamery milk, yogurt and crème fraiche and cheeses from Split Creek Farm, Burden Creek Dairy and Charleston Artisan Cheesehouse. South Carolina’s homegrown dairies need our support now more…

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Seasonal Selections: February’s Buzzworthy Partnerships

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Our plates would look a lot different without pollinators. Birds, bees, butterflies, moths, wasps, beetles, and bats all support the health and growth of plants and the world’s food supply. A 2016 report, by 124 United Nations-organized countries, found that plants that rely on pollinators account for 35 percent of global crop production volume. But, pollinator numbers worldwide are declining due to pesticides, parasites, climate…

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Senate Bill 927: Shoreline Bill Carried Over in Subcommittee

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Wednesday, January 31: S. 927 was voted to carry over to the next Subcommittee meeting. We await the date of this meeting. After hearing public testimony, subcommittee members agreed that S. 927 will require necessary amendments before the bill will be passed out to the Senate floor. We hope to see significant improvements that will maintain a non-seaward baseline for SC taxpayers and provide clarity for the many tasks DHEC would have to undertake. Ultimately, we…

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