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January

SC wetlands—prized for habitat and flood buffer—lose protection under Trump water rule

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/sc-wetlands-prized-for-habitat-and-flood-buffer-lose-protection/article_e8b1b568-15e7-11e9-9f73-fb66dc7843a5.html

April 

Charleston Waterkeeper testing for fecal bacteria in local waterways

https://www.live5news.com/2019/04/30/charleston-waterkeeper-testing-start-again-this-week-fecal-bacteria-local-waterways/

Owens OPED: Eliminating pollution in the Town of Mount Pleasant

https://www.moultrienews.com/opinion/op-ed-eliminating-pollution-in-the-town-of-mount-pleasant/article_b3286318-5a04-11e9-9191-8bf99c049c14.html

Plastic bag bans mean ’strung out war’ in SC Statehouse as new towns pass restrictions

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/plastic-bag-bans-may-mean-strung-out-war-in-sc/article_39be41ae-5bd6-11e9-b012-43812addfc71.html

May

Wunderley OPED: Charleston has an opportunity to lead on balancing growth, environment

https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/commentary/wunderley-op-ed-charleston-has-an-opportunity-to-lead-on/article_5666c3a8-71b1-11e9-bbee-a3cbd7d646ec.html

Failing septic systems foul SC homes and waterways, but solutions are costly

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/failing-septic-systems-foul-sc-homes-and-waterways-but-solutions/article_5565349a-7016-11e9-b3da-bbff3f84db65.html

James Island waterway fails almost all bacteria tests for 5 years

https://www.live5news.com/2019/05/16/james-island-waterway-fails-almost-all-bacteria-tests-years/

June 

Charleston Waterkeeper calls on SC health officials to rate Shem Creek more polluted

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/charleston-waterkeeper-calls-on-sc-health-officials-to-rate-shem/article_b55459ba-9778-11e9-9574-cbb21c3b7705.html

Lowcountry group pushes for DHEC to give Shem Creek stricter fecal bacteria standards

https://abcnews4.com/news/local/lowcountry-group-pushes-for-dhec-to-give-shem-creek-stricter-fecal-bacteria-standards

DHEC starts process of stricter fecal bacteria standards in Shem Creek, other saltwaters

https://abcnews4.com/news/local/dhec-starts-process-for-stricter-fecal-bacteria-standards-in-shem-creek-other-saltwaters

July

SC reviews cleanliness rules for Charleston Harbor’s Shem Creek

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/sc-reviews-cleanliness-rules-for-charleston-harbor-s-shem-creek/article_23cf7e44-a708-11e9-9682-132342f90642.html

No simple solutions for Gadsden Creek

https://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charleston/no-simple-solutions-for-gadsden-creek/Content?oid=28850877

Sullivan’s Island beach is strewn with tiny plastic pellets, and cleanup isn’t likely

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/sullivan-s-island-beach-is-strewn-with-tiny-plastic-pellets/article_ddd28eb0-aa43-11e9-b1bf-07609bb416e5.html

Environmental experts concerend after plastic pellets wash up on Sullivan’s Island

https://www.live5news.com/2019/07/20/environmental-experts-concerned-after-plastic-pellets-wash-up-sullivans-island/

August

Over 7000 gallons of raw sewage spilled form treatment plant into James Island Creek 

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/over-gallons-of-raw-sewage-spilled-from-treatment-plant-into/article_3c8f6590-bf7f-11e9-97d6-af8c427f941f.html

Investigation: Enforcement and regulation of raw sewage spills

https://www.counton2.com/news/the-investigators/investigation-enforcement-and-regulation-of-raw-sewage-spills/

State senator calls for action after 7200 gallons of sewage spills into James Island Creek

https://www.live5news.com/2019/08/16/state-senator-calls-action-after-gallons-sewage-spills-into-james-island-creek/

Microplastic spill in Charleston Harbor prompts calls for stricter enforcement

https://www.counton2.com/news/the-investigators/microplastic-spill-prompts-investigation/

October

Plastic pellets still in Charleston waters months after beach spill, environmentalists say

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/plastic-pellets-still-in-charleston-waters-months-after-beach-spill/article_994965fa-f75c-11e9-b495-fbeca4d56e63.html

Local groups suing company over plastic pellets in Charleston waterways

https://abcnews4.com/news/local/local-groups-suing-company-over-plastic-pellets-in-charleston-waterway

Charleston Waterkeeper keeps finding more plastic pellets in waterway 

https://abcnews4.com/news/local/charleston-waterkeeper-keeps-finding-more-plastic-pellets-in-waterway

As plastic pellets wash up on SC beaches, state should do more to stop it, lawyers say

https://www.thestate.com/news/state/south-carolina/article236770693.html

December

National database ranks Charleston second-worst for plastic pellet pollution

https://abcnews4.com/news/local/national-database-ranks-charleston-2nd-worst-for-plastic-pellet-pollution

Commentary: Sullivan’s Island fighting different kind of plastic pollution

https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/commentary/commentary-sullivan-s-island-fighting-a-different-kind-of-plastic/article_8ed0caec-203c-11ea-8fe6-2320c4da6216.html

Charleston utility rescinds help for small SC town’s sewer that contaminated oyster beds

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/charleston-utility-rescinds-help-for-small-sc-town-s-sewer/article_63cb2ed6-1b92-11ea-852a-0f06d6a81710.html

Editorial: Hollywood needs to make sewer deal

https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-hollywood-needs-to-make-a-deal/article_9f611cd8-1dd3-11ea-8f07-8fcc42320bcf.html