Horrible development for Captain Sams Spit

The Post & Courier’s article Kiawah developers win new permit for Captain Sam’s Spit was published on May 26, 2015, five months after the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled against issuing a permit against a seawall and revetment to support the road. The minimal difference between the types of hard structures is the loophole that was needed to get this DHEC permit granted.

Quoted from the article:

The sheet pile wall “is a distinction without a difference. It’s the same structure in the same place, only longer and bigger,” said Amy Armstrong of the S.C. Environmental Law Project, which has appealed the new permit on behalf of the S.C. Coastal Conservation League.

Please support SCELP and the Coastal Conservation League as they continue to fight to save this pristine and sensitive area. This issue reveals the depth of corruption in South Carolina when it comes to supporting business over all other concerns. Developing the Spit is an environmental tragedy which violates the intent of the federal Coastal Zone Management Act.

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