South Carolina Environmental Law Project

Lawyers for the Wild Side of South Carolina

The Summer Newsletter is Here!
Posted: July 3, 2017

Please enjoy our 2017 Summer Newsletter, covering cases update and other news from our staff, board and operations, including the ongoing celebrations of our 30th Anniversary.

From the cover story:

On March 15, the SC Court of Appeals ruled that the plain language of a settlement agreement and consent order that says wetlands “shall” be preserved means that those wet- lands must, in fact, be preserved. The Court reversed the ruling from the Administrative Law Court (“ALC”), which affirmed DHEC’s decision not to enforce the agreement. The previous settlement dates back to 2000, when the Pawleys Island Community Church (the “Church”) obtained permits from DHEC to fill in wetlands for an expansion project.

Download available Summer 2017