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2020 Press Round Up

January

As new EPA rule redefines protected waterways, some fear Lowcountry impact

https://www.live5news.com/2020/01/26/new-epa-rule-redefines-protected-waterways-some- fear-lowcountry-impacts/

Rollback of federal waterways protections poses risk in SC (mention and photo)

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/rollback-of-federal-waterway-protections-poses-risk- in-sc/article_79ec9d1e-3dff-11ea-9cd1-4b8a657ef6b9.html

James Island residents ask for federal help after concerns over James Island Creek (mention)

https://www.live5news.com/2020/01/22/james-island-residents-ask-federal-help-after- concerns-over-james-island-creek/

Municipalities agree to work together to improve water quality at James Island Creek

https://www.live5news.com/2020/01/30/municipalities-agree-work-together-improve-water- quality-james-island-creek/

Editorial: Cooperation’s great, but SC needs nurdle law to protect coast, marine life

https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-cooperation-s-great-but-sc- needs-nurdle-law-to/article_011455a8-3edb-11ea-b450-633221d0cbc7.html

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

https://abcnews4.com/news/local/study-shows-high-levels-of-chemicals-in-charlestons- drinking-water-officials-disagree

February

Editorial: This needs to be the last chance for Hollywood’s sewer

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/mystery-foam-plastic-beads-wash-up-on-sullivans- island-beach/article_ec8507f4-bc89-11ea-ae7d-6768999ddbcf.html

Editorial: Preserve Charleston Harbor’s environment

https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-preserve-charleston-harbors- environment/article_78496fb6-bfc1-11ea-9295-a7103ca40b7c.html

High bacteria levels found in Lowcountry waterways

https://www.live5news.com/2020/07/06/high-bacteria-levels-found-lowcountry-waterways/

A new plastic wave is coming to our shores

https://www.audubon.org/news/a-new-plastic-wave-coming-our-shores

Gadsden Creek becomes a flashpoint in Charleston discussion on environmental justice

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/gadsden-creek-becomes-a-flashpoint-in-charleston- discussion-on-environmental-justice/article_8a40ece8-c5e9-11ea-b50e-df363e8bef92.html

Local efforts aim to protect Charleston’s waterways

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/local-efforts-aim-to-protect-charlestons-waterways/ article_155246be-c776-11ea-b54f-afca682d64c4.html

Charleston nurdle exporter says it was targeted by environmental groups

https://www.postandcourier.com/business/charleston-nurdle-exporter-says-it-was-targeted- by-environmental-groups/article_66c9d78c-cdcf-11ea-a724-6fb0b86c11c5.html

August

Activist groups push back on Long Savannah project citing wetland development

https://www.live5news.com/2020/08/01/activist-groups-push-back-long-savannah-project- citing-wetland-development/

SC environmental groups say pellet exporter is shirking it’s responsibility for pollution

https://www.postandcourier.com/business/sc-environmental-groups-say-pellet-exporter- 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

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/3-100-gallons-of-diesel-fuel-leak-from-broken-line-at- charleston-wastewater-plant/article_f510f52e-df2d-11ea-8f5a-0312a3ba6f6e.html

Fuel Cleanup at Charleston Water System plan continues; ratepayer won’t bear cost

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/fuel-cleanup-at-charleston-water-system-plant- 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

https://abcnews4.com/news/local/fuel-spill-clean-up-nearly-complete-likely-caused-by- lightning-officials-say

September

Flooding intensifies Charleston region’s racial and wealth inequities (with quote from Board Member Omar Muhammad)

https://www.postandcourier.com/rising-waters/flooding-intensifies-charleston-regions- 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)

https://www.postandcourier.com/rising-waters/filthy-floods-cover-charleston-area-with-poop- bacteria-viruses-and-other-dangers

Lowcountry environmental groups team up to demand new septic tank revisions

https://www.live5news.com/2020/09/25/lowcountry-environmental-groups-team-up- demand-new-septic-tank-revisions/

October

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

https://www.thestate.com/news/state/south-carolina/article246064255.html

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

https://abcnews4.com/news/local/judge-denies-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

https://www.postandcourier.com/rising-waters/charlestons-floodwaters-carry-dangerous- levels-of-bacteria-even-when-its-sunny/article_1e4536a0-0353-11eb-8304-7fb4057a8d15.html