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Statement on Legislative Audit of State Transportation Infrastructure Bank

Thursday, May 26, 2016

For Immediate Release May 26, 2016 Contact: Alan Hancock (803) 361-1693, CHARLESTON – In response to the Legislative Audit Council review of the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Dana Beach issued the following statement: “The audit underscores the need for the Legislature to pass reforms to move the the infrastructure bank under the Department of Transportation, so we don’t have two separate transportation agencies in South Carolina. We need to make…

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Landmark Shoreline Management Bill Up for Final Approval in South Carolina Legislature

Monday, May 23, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Katie Zimmerman, (843) 725-1292, –  Alan Hancock, (803) 361-1693, May 21, 2016 Landmark Shoreline Management Bill Up for Final Approval in South Carolina Legislature  COLUMBIA, S.C. – The strongest protections for South Carolina beaches in 25 years are one step from becoming law this week. Scientists, developers, attorneys, and lawmakers have worked for more than 10 years to develop common-sense policies for shoreline development. The shoreline management bill, S. 139, would permanently set…

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Crab Bank Pelicam Launches

Monday, May 16, 2016

Coastal Conservation League FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Alan Hancock, DATE: May 13, 2016 Crab Bank Pelicam Launches Coastal Conservation League and partners launch online live stream of pelicans nesting from Charleston Harbor The Coastal Conservation League and our partners at the SC Department of Natural Resources, Stasmayer Inc, Charleston Harbor Pilots, Coastal Expeditions, and Mount Pleasant Radio have launched a live video stream of nesting pelicans on Crab Bank in Charleston Harbor. Watch it at Coastal Conservation League…

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Groups propose shifting jeopardized Mark Clark millions to local transportation projects

Monday, April 25, 2016

News Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center and the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League April 25, 2016 Contact: Chris DeScherer, SELC, (843) 720-5270 Mike Mather, SELC Communications, (434) 977-4090 or Natalie Olson, CCL, (843) 723-8035 CHARLESTON – Charleston County officials should make a play to keep the $420 million in contested Mark Clark Extension funds and use the cash for other local transportation projects that would do more to ease traffic jams and improve public safety. The Coastal…

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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  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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Andrea Cooper Steps Down as Conservation League Board Chair

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Charleston, SC – The South Carolina Coastal Conservation League announced today that Board Chair Andrea Cooper will step down as chair of the Conservation League board. Cooper, of Sullivan’s Island, will relocate to Greenville, where she will serve as executive director of Upstate Forever, a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental conservation in the South Carolina Upstate region. She will start work in early October. “My years spent working with the talented staff and dedicated board…

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TOMORROW: Coastal Conservation League To Take Part in Press Conference on Transportation Funding

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Columbia, SC — On Wednesday, June 10th, the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League will hold a press conference with partner organizations at the South Carolina Statehouse to discuss the legislature’s failed attempt at raising the gas tax this session. Addressing the news conference will be Dana Beach, executive director of the Coastal Conservation League; Ashley Landess, president of the South Carolina Policy Council; JoAnne Day, vice president of the League of Women Voters of South…

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2015 Peter Benchley Ocean Award Winners Include H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, and Coastal Conservation League’s Dana Beach

Thursday, May 14, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC — Coastal Conservation League Director Dana Beach will be honored along with H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, among others, at the 2015 Peter Benchley Ocean Awards ceremony tonight at the Carnegie Institution for Science at 1530 P St., NW, Washington, DC. The world’s preeminent ocean honors are named after the late author of Jaws and lifelong marine conservationist…

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Duke Energy To Clean Up Robinson Coal Ash In South Carolina After Conservation Groups Disclose Contamination

Thursday, April 30, 2015

CHARLESTON, SC – After the Coastal Conservation League and the Southern Environmental Law Center disclosed arsenic pollution and the dumping of low-level radioactive waste at the site, Duke Energy today announced it would clean up its coal ash stored beside Lake Robinson in Darlington County, South Carolina.  For months, the groups urged Duke Energy to excavate its polluting ash from unlined pits to dry, lined, storage away from the lake. With this announcement, all South Carolina…

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Coastal Conservation League Announces New South Coast Office Director

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Beaufort, SC — The Coastal Conservation League announced today that Kate Schaefer has joined the staff as South Coast Office Director. She will be working with longtime South Coast Project Manager Reed Armstrong in the Conservation League’s Beaufort office. “I look forward  to working with the entire community to promote conservation of natural resources and the wonderful quality of life that…

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