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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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Administrative Law Judge authorizes development on Captain Sams Spit for third time

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 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 authorizes development on Captain Sams Spit for third time CHARLESTON, SC – In a setback for Captain Sams Spit on Kiawah Island, Administrative Law Judge Ralph King Anderson, III, issued a Final Order and Decision on September 24, 2018, authorizing the construction of a road, steel sheetpile wall, and other…

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Statement on the Coal Ash Threat at Grainger Station

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Coastal Conservation League Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 20, 2018 Media Contacts: Eddy Moore, Energy and Climate Director — (501) 772-5426 or eddym@scccl.org Erin Pate, North Coast Office Director — (803) 413-5008 or erinp@scccl.org Diane Knich, Communications Associate — (843) 530-0211 or dianek@scccl.org CHARLESTON, S.C. —In 2013, the Coastal Conservation League and our partners, the Southern Environmental Law Center and Waccamaw Riverkeeper, reached an agreement with Santee Cooper to clean up coal ash at the former Grainger Station in Conway. Santee Cooper…

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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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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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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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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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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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