Category Archives: Oceans

The laws of the land and the sea could care less about property rights

Stephanie Hunt, a former student of Dr. Orrin Pilkey, published a column for the Charleston City Paper reflecting on this year’s active hurricane season and the state of coastal development in our area. Read the article here: The laws of the land and the sea could care less about property rights. Then, as now (though […]
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Progress on sea level rise in Charleston is not happening fast enough

Photographer Jared Bramblett captured these images of the aging Battery wall that protects some of the most historic homes in the tourist district. “The deficiency of the Low Battery presents an existential threat to the 300-year old city. It is also the most striking symbol of the City of Charleston’s failure to invest adequately in […]
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Oppose seismic testing off the shore of SC

I just signed this letter to oppose seismic testing in SC’s coastal waters due to the demonstrated harm it does to marine life. Marine mammals are protected by federal law under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act. Oil and gas, if they are to continue, should technologically evolve to cause less […]
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