Holding polluters accountable to make sure your waterways are fishable and swimmable
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Plastic Nurdle Pollution Wetland Destruction James Island Creek Taskforce
DHEC failed to stop Frontier Logistics from spilling plastic nurdles into your waterways. We sued Frontier in federal court to end the pollution. The Long Savannah developers are trying to fill 209 acres of fresh water wetlands in flood prone West Ashley. We’re challenging them in court. After heavy rains and storms bacteria pollution makes James Island Creek unsafe for swimming. We helped create a water quality taskforce to fix it.
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Shem Creek Cleanup Wetland Protection Rollbacks Toxic Stormwater Pollution
The Town of Mount Pleasant is under a state mandate to clean up Shem Creek and make it safe for swimming. We’re working to hold the Town accountable for progress toward that goal. The EPA is trying to take away federal protections for many local wetlands like those at the headwaters of the Ashley River. We’re challenging them in court to stop it. Toxic floodwater from industrial facilities concentrated along the Cooper River is polluting our creeks and rivers. We’re investigating to protect your health and the health of your waterways.
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Hollywood Sewer Spill Public Access Shem Creek Water Quality Standards
In January of 2018 the Town of Hollywood spilled 10 million gallons of sewage into the Stono River. We working to make sure it doesn’t happen again. The law says your rivers, creeks, and salt marshes belong to you. We’re working to make sure everyone has access for fishing, crabbing, and swimming. Shem Creek doesn’t have the state’s most protective water quality standard for recreational use. We petitioned DHEC to change that.
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