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Post and Courier says “Heed cruise critics’ concerns”

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Heed cruise critics’ concerns Apr 17 2016 12:01 am Things haven’t changed much. The South Carolina State Ports Authority is still intent upon building a new cruise ship terminal at the north end of Union Pier with a loading dock, parking and rain canopies. And opponents are still alarmed by the impact that would have on air quality, traffic and the city’s Historic District, which…

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Post and Courier says “So far, so good on bike lane”

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

So far, so good on bike lane Apr 12 2016 12:01 am Charleston City Council’s decision to conduct a trial run for a bike lane on the T. Allen Legare Jr. Bridge prompted dire warnings of a traffic-jamming fiasco. Alarmed critics warned that with the span over the Ashley already too crowded with four lanes for motor vehicles, reducing it to three…

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A Persistent Plastic Menace

Monday, February 15, 2016

From the Post and Courier‘s editorial page: Seven tons. That’s how much plastic a study from The Citadel estimates is breaking down in Charleston Harbor right now. It’s bad enough that so much trash is littering a body of water so important to local commerce, recreation and ecology. But according to The Citadel researchers, natural processes may be turning those tons of plastic into a serious health risk to marine animals — and…

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From the Post and Courier editorial page

Monday, February 8, 2016

To ban or not to ban bags Feb 8 2016 12:01 am Without much fanfare, Isle of Palms recently became South Carolina’s first municipality to ban single-use plastic bags from the city’s businesses. If a bill proposed in the state House late last month gains much traction, the Isle of Palms ban may also be the state’s last. Two lawmakers representing upstate districts home to or located nearby major…

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The Local Palate: Closing The Gap

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Growfood Carolina was featured in the October issue of The Local Palate!

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Coastal leaders should follow IOP’s lead on plastic bags

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Coastal leaders should follow IOP’s lead on plastic bags BY KATIE ZIMMERMAN Jun 2 2015 12:01 am Last week, the City of Isle of Palms unanimously passed first reading of an ordinance to prohibit single-use plastic bags by business establishments within the municipality’s boundaries. The ordinance is an excellent first step…

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Captain Sams Permit Misplaced

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The tides rise and fall, continually eroding and accreting Captain Sam’s Spit. Similarly, state courts’ and permitting authorities’ opinions have swung back and forth, alternately eroding and building people’s h

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Kiawah developers win new permit for Captain Sam’s Spit

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Captain Sams Spit

State regulators have approved a new permit that would allow development of Captain Sam’s Spit. The move came a little more than five months after the state Supreme Court ruled against granting an earlier permit. Environmental opponents characterized the move by Charlotte-based Kiawah Partners as trying to find a loophole around the court decision, and have appealed the staff decision to the Department of Health and Environmental Control board, likely setting…

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The new battle for Capt. Sam’s Spit; beach setback rule contested

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The regulatory line that restricts how close to a beach you can build might be moved to make way for a controversial road to Capt. Sam’s Spit. A bill that would delay freezing the beach setback at its current point until 2021 has been approved by a S.C. House committee, but a vote on the House floor has been delayed and stakeholders directed to try to reach a compromise.

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