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8:32 am on Tuesday June 3, 2014

SC asked to cut carbon emissions more than half

One of South Carolina's major utilities is warning a federal proposal that the state cuts its power plant carbon dioxide emissions by more than half by 2030 will increase the cost of power and drive away industry...
8:34 am on Friday May 16, 2014

Bill limiting public’s ability to sue polluters moves forward in S.C. Senate

via The Sun News: "The bill would eliminate the ability of private citizens to file lawsuits under the state’s Pollution Control Act for any pollution discovered after June 6, 2012. The bill is intended to clarify language included in a 2012...
8:21 am on Tuesday April 30, 2013

Yet another lawsuit regarding Conway’s Grainger plant

Pollution from a pair of coal ash ponds at Santee Cooper’s retired Grainger electric generating plant here has sparked another lawsuit – this one filed by The Southern Environmental Law Center, which alleges the state-owned utility is violating the...
12:20 pm on Monday March 25, 2013

Greener stormwater management could bring new features to Beaufort neighborhood

When rain runs off the driveways, streets, or any other unclean surface, it will pickup any toxic pollutants it comes in contact with into our marshes. With that in mind the EPA reviewed drainage conditions in Beaufort's Northwest Quadrant...
4:14 am on Friday February 22, 2013

Santee Cooper as well as DHEC failed to contain toxic lead

According to The State Newspaper , Santee Cooper and The South Carolina Department of Health and Eviromental Control knew for years that arsenic leaks along a coastal river face time in court over now what  environmentalists call a failure to clean...
5:04 am on Thursday December 20, 2012

Environmental groups file suit against Santee Cooper (Update: lawsuit a go, plants to close by year end)

Flickr User: inneedofhelp08 update at the bottom First Report 6/7/12: State-owned Santee Cooper is facing a law suit over discharges of toxic arsenic which environmental groups say is draining into the Waccamaw River in Conway.  The lawsuit comes in...
4:30 am on Wednesday September 12, 2012

AVX stands trial for defunct area real estate plans (Update: delay)

photo by flickr user mightyohm Update 9/12/12:  No one predicted this culprit.  Myrtle Beach's transient population is to blame for a six month delay in proceedings.   The Sun News reports that of the 60 jurors summoned, only about one-third...
5:03 am on Friday November 4, 2011

AVX to demolish 17th Avenue "MB1" location, eventually

Right off the heels of the ongoing contamination scandal, it has been discovered that AVX has plans to level the long-standing location in reports to DHEC. The only thing is, the City of Myrtle Beach doesn't know anything about it and no permits...
3:22 am on Saturday July 30, 2011

In Charleston's battle on abandoned boats, one down, many to go

Image by Charleston WaterkeeperThe battle to remove abandoned, rotting, and polluting boats from the waters around Charleston is continuing as officials look to remove some 15 crafts from the Ashley River alone. This week community leaders were...
2:03 am on Friday July 8, 2011

Progress in Charleston's battle on abandoned boats, but many dollars still needed

Image by Flickr user r_bowleyThe battle to remove abandoned, rotting, and polluting boats from the waters around Charleston is continuing as officials look to remove more and more of the crafts.  And while officials are boasting that a dozen boats...

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