South Carolina Environmental Law Project

Lawyers for the Wild Side of South Carolina


The Winter Newsletter Is Here!

The Winter Newsletter Is Here!

Please enjoy our 2016 Winter Newsletter, covering cases update and other news from our staff, board and operations, including the opening of our Upstate office!

From the cover story:

South Carolina’s policy of retreat has been on the law books since 1988. The policy discourages building too close to the beach/dune system and encourages those who have built too close to it to move back. At that time our legislature recognized that rising sea levels have serious ramifications for humans and wildlife. Now we are experiencing those ramifications first hand, and the policy of retreat is being put to the test as more and more homeowners find their properties beset by high tides. Two recent issues have arisen exemplifying this dilemma. One case involves erosion control structure on our beaches and the other involves the construction of a house seaward of the state’s jurisdictional setback building lines.

Download available Winter 2016

Posted: Jan 20, 2017 | Page link

Seismic Victory! It's Time to Celebrate
Posted: Jan 20, 2017
Upstate Office Opens!
Posted: Oct 6, 2016
ALC Judge Puts Captain Sams Spit Back in Jeopardy
Posted: Mar 31, 2016
Court of Appeals Keeps Horry County in Check
Posted: Feb 18, 2016
The Heat is On against False Crawls and Plastic Walls
Posted: Feb 10, 2016
Lowcountry Giving Day a Win for the Wild Side!
Posted: Apr 28, 2015
Serious Consideration of Impacts Needed in Applications for Seismic Testing in SC
Posted: Mar 4, 2015
SCELP Director to Take Home the Silver
Posted: Feb 19, 2015
Black Bear Habitat Threatened
Posted: Jan 27, 2015
Pappa's Island is Preserved!
Posted: Dec 17, 2014
Oakridge Landfill Threatens Four Holes Swamp
Posted: Dec 17, 2014
Landmark Ruling Protects Captains Sams Spit
Posted: Dec 17, 2014
Double Your Donation with Donnelley!
Posted: Sep 3, 2014
SCELP Staunches Flow of Radioactive Waste into Groundwater
Posted: Jul 31, 2014
Opponents win round over developing Kiawah Island's Capt. Sams Spit but impact debated
Posted: Jun 18, 2014
SCELP continues to work to defend the integrity of SC's Beachfront Management Act
Posted: May 23, 2014
SCELP Board Members Frances Close & Paula Feldman spoke, among others, at a press conference in opposition to the bill destroying SC's beachfront management protections
Posted: May 23, 2014
SCELP's Amy Armstrong sworn in as municipal judge
Posted: May 23, 2014
Second Annual Midlands Celebration
Posted: May 5, 2014
SCELP filed an appeal of judge's ruling over Charleston cruise terminal on behalf of community groups
Posted: Apr 23, 2014
Mingo Point, Kiawah Island kayak and boat excursion
Posted: Apr 16, 2014
Victory in Laurens County
Posted: Apr 7, 2014
SCELP is working to defend the integrity of SC's Beachfront Management Act
Posted: Apr 2, 2014
SCELP Secures Settlement to Protect Angel Oak
Posted: Jan 31, 2014
SCELP Lawyers Complete Trial in Kiawah Land Dispute
Posted: Jan 31, 2014
Supreme Court Agrees to Hearing EAGLE Landfill Case
Posted: Jul 1, 2013
Pawleys Island Groin Fight Heats Up
Posted: Jul 1, 2013
Supreme Court Rehears Captain Sams Case a Third Time
Posted: Mar 28, 2013
Dr. Angela Halfacre to Speak About Her Book, "A Delicate Balance: Constructing a Conservation Culture of the S.C. Lowcountry"
Posted: Jul 5, 2012
The State Newspaper covers the last day of our Angel Oak trial
Posted: Apr 6, 2012
Famed Angel Oak threatened, judge told
Posted: Apr 4, 2012
Marlboro in fierce fight against landfill
Posted: Apr 1, 2012
Walter Edgar's Journal - SCETV - Interview with Amy Armstrong
Posted: Jan 25, 2012
Victory in Captain Sam's Spit Case!
Posted: Dec 2, 2011
Posted: Jul 12, 2011
SCELP Asks Federal Judge to Dismiss Landfill's Claim Against Citizens Fighting to Protect Their Community
Posted: Mar 15, 2011
SCELP's Amy Armstrong argues for protection of Captain Sam's Spit in the S.C. Supreme Court on January 18, 2010
Posted: Jan 21, 2011
A Step Forward in Protecting Conagree National Park
Posted: Jan 3, 2011
Another Victory for SCELP in the S.C. Supreme Court!
Posted: Aug 25, 2010
SCELP Success in Radioactive Waste Case
Posted: Mar 10, 2010