South Carolina Environmental Law Project

Lawyers for the Wild Side of South Carolina

Ballentine First

In this case SCELP represented Ballentine First and several home owners living in the Ermo area of SC.

Walmart, Inc. applied for a permit to fill 800 linear feet of stream for a parking lot for a new store they planned to build. This was a natural stream that included wetlands that flowed into the Broad River.

This case was settled when Walmart backed down from it’s original plans. They agreed to make a road crossing over the stream as well as leaving many trees on the property. They also agreed to leave a 50 foot wide vegetated buffer along the banks of the stream, therefore avoiding significant impacts to those waters and connected bodies of water.

Ballentine First