Author Archives: Mary Edna

ACE Basin and the Gas Industry

Our Lowcountry is threatened by the gas industry. Dominion Energy and the state-owned utility Santee Cooper want to convert an inactive coal-fired power plant in Colleton County to natural gas. The station, generally known as the “Canadys Station” is located along the Edisto River! The Edisto River is the only wild undammed river left in the […]
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“It’s a broken system.” Septic tanks are polluting our waterways.

Charleston Waterkeeper has been taking water quality measurements from our dock on James Island Creek for quite a while, and the bacterial contamination in the water almost always makes it unsafe for recreational swimming. The attached article from the Post & Courier highlights the ongoing issues of overdevelopment and lax sewage regulations. https://www.postandcourier.com/news/septic-tank-failures-coastal-south-carolina/article_6cfbdcda-c6a1-11ee-aa80-d3f4019351fc.html
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Captain Sams Spit continues to be at risk.

Five times over 15 years, the state’s Supreme Court heard cases involving Captain Sams Spit, eventually ruling in favor of the conservation groups.  The latest disagreement is over a 2013 development agreement between the town of Kiawah Island and the developer that expired last month. The town says the agreement requires the developer to transfer […]
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