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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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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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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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