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By State: South Carolina

Google permit to triple its freshwater use upsets S.C. neighbors

A request from internet giant Google to siphon up to 1.5 million gallons of water per day from a Berkeley County aquifer that provides drinking w...

SELC signals lawsuit over plastic pollution of Charleston harbor

South Carolina environmental officials have said a July spill of plastic pellets from a local packaging company that littered beaches for miles w...

More solar would benefit Santee Cooper customers

As South Carolina lawmakers begin mulling the fate of Santee Cooper, a new report shows the state-owned utility will save its customers the most...

SELC op-ed: Viral Bubba Gump tweet is a call to action

In early August, a tweet giving wry voice to the weight of climate change impacts in Charleston went viral. In response, Chris DeScherer, Managin...

Drilling opposition is truly bi-partisan, S.C. leaders say

Local, state and federal leaders gathered in Charleston, South Carolina, on Monday to say that, despite political disagreements on a number of is...

Seismic permits threaten future of North Atlantic right whales

The seven right whale calves researchers spotted in waters off the Southeast United States this year were a welcome increase from the previous ca...

Carolinas object to seismic blasting

State agencies in North and South Carolina have found that seismic blasting proposed for the Atlantic Ocean is not in line with the states’ coast...

Bigger ship arrives as case over neighbors’ rights heads to state’s high court

The South Carolina State Ports Authority home-based its largest cruise ship yet at the Union Pier terminal near Charleston’s Historic Downtown ju...

South Carolina utility regulators reject “tone deaf” Duke fee increases

The Public Service Commission of South Carolina has turned down requests by Duke Energy’s two electric utilities in the state to triple the flat...

New South Carolina law keeps solar working for Palmetto State

Today, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed a law removing the brakes on South Carolina’s growing solar industry. The Energy Freedom Act...

South Carolina Senate bans oil infrastructure

The South Carolina Senate voted this session to ban the infrastructure needed for offshore drilling and seismic blasting, showcasing the state’s...

Solar works for South Carolina

In 2014, South Carolina enacted legislation opening the door for solar growth across the state. Thanks to that landmark law, over the past three...

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