2020 Press Round Up


As new EPA rule redefines protected waterways, some fear Lowcountry impact fear-lowcountry-impacts/

Rollback of federal waterways protections poses risk in SC (mention and photo) in-sc/article_79ec9d1e-3dff-11ea-9cd1-4b8a657ef6b9.html

James Island residents ask for federal help after concerns over James Island Creek (mention) concerns-over-james-island-creek/

Municipalities agree to work together to improve water quality at James Island Creek quality-james-island-creek/

Editorial: Cooperation’s great, but SC needs nurdle law to protect coast, marine life needs-nurdle-law-to/article_011455a8-3edb-11ea-b450-633221d0cbc7.html

Study shows high levels of chemicals in Charleston’s drinking water; officials disagree drinking-water-officials-disagree


Editorial: This needs to be the last chance for Hollywood’s sewer island-beach/article_ec8507f4-bc89-11ea-ae7d-6768999ddbcf.html

Editorial: Preserve Charleston Harbor’s environment environment/article_78496fb6-bfc1-11ea-9295-a7103ca40b7c.html

High bacteria levels found in Lowcountry waterways

A new plastic wave is coming to our shores

Gadsden Creek becomes a flashpoint in Charleston discussion on environmental justice discussion-on-environmental-justice/article_8a40ece8-c5e9-11ea-b50e-df363e8bef92.html

Local efforts aim to protect Charleston’s waterways article_155246be-c776-11ea-b54f-afca682d64c4.html

Charleston nurdle exporter says it was targeted by environmental groups by-environmental-groups/article_66c9d78c-cdcf-11ea-a724-6fb0b86c11c5.html


Activist groups push back on Long Savannah project citing wetland development citing-wetland-development/

SC environmental groups say pellet exporter is shirking it’s responsibility for pollution shirking-responsibility-for-pollution/article_5376c066-de4e-11ea-8314-ab52440410e6.html

3,100 gallons of diesel fuel leak from broker line at Charleston wastewater plant charleston-wastewater-plant/article_f510f52e-df2d-11ea-8f5a-0312a3ba6f6e.html

Fuel Cleanup at Charleston Water System plan continues; ratepayer won’t bear cost continues-ratepayers-won-t-bear-cost/article_b01e7398-e08f-11ea-9ba8-1b7927f6e16b.html

Fuel spill clean up nearly complete, likely caused by lightning officials say lightning-officials-say


Flooding intensifies Charleston region’s racial and wealth inequities (with quote from Board Member Omar Muhammad) racial-and-wealth-inequities/article_7a5f724c-afc6-11ea-b878-2795af874a5b.html

Filthy floods cover Charleston area with poop bacteria, viruses and other dangers (with quote from Board Member Dr. Vijay Vulava) bacteria-viruses-and-other-dangers

Lowcountry environmental groups team up to demand new septic tank revisions demand-new-septic-tank-revisions/


Company accused of polluting ocean with plastic has an ally: SC Ports

Judge denied motion to dismiss, new documents unveiled in 2019 plastic pellet spill

Rising Waters: Charleston’s floodwaters carry dangerous levels of bacteria, even when it’s sunny levels-of-bacteria-even-when-its-sunny/article_1e4536a0-0353-11eb-8304-7fb4057a8d15.html