South Carolina Environmental Law Project

Lawyers for the Wild Side of South Carolina

Wake Stone Mine

Challenge (on behalf of local group, Round Swamp Concerned Citizens) to permit for open-pit de-watered limestone mine in area prone to sinkholes. This case is pending in state court in Horry County. The legal issues are whether the SC Mining Council has legal jurisdiction to hear our appeal of a coastal zone consistency certification for the mine, whether the Mining Council erred in dismissing our appeal, and whether the Mining Council's appeals process violates constitutional rights.