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Environmental Law

Dec 19, 2018

Finding higher ground

Imagine climbing along a ridgeline on one of the tallest mountains in the world as 30 mph winds whip around you, with temperatures hovering around 20 degrees below zero and steep drop-offs on either side. This is the life that Camden environmental attorney, professor, and expedition leader Thomas Mullikin lives. He spoke with South Carolina […]

May 31, 2018

Big farms win victory in South Carolina Supreme Court

COLUMBIA (AP) The South Carolina Supreme Court has refused to change a decision last year that allows big farms to use billions of gallons of water. The court said May 30 it will not change its ruling upholding a 2010 law that allows large farms to take river water without obtaining a permit from the […]

Apr 10, 2018

Possible farm water use regulations drying up

A South Carolina House panel voted March 21 against expanding the regulation of agricultural water use in the state. The bill, proposed by Reps. James Smith, D-Richland, and Bill Taylor, R-Aiken, failed to pass the House Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs. Had it progressed through the legislature and become law, the bill […]

Jun 5, 2013

EPA sues town over sewage discharges

A lawsuit accuses the South Carolina town of Timmonsville of putting residents' health at risk by improperly discharging raw sewage and wastewater.

Apr 25, 2011

Developer gets $930K verdict in environmental cleanup dispute

A jury has awarded a real estate development company more than $930,000 plus attorney's fees in a breach-of-contract action centering on an environmental cleanup in Richland County. Plaintiff Ginn-LA University Club Ltd. claimed defendant Amelia Capital III breached a contract for the sale of The University Club Golf Club, a 239-acre real estate development in Blythewood. The plaintiff claimed the[...]

Dec 23, 2010

Lawsuit calls LEED program into question

By NATHALIE WEINSTEIN, Dolan Media Newswires [email protected]   For the past 15 years, architects like Jeff Myhre have viewed the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification as the benchmark for energy efficiency. A recent lawsuit filed against the U.S. Green Building Council, however, has called the effectiveness of the LEED [&h[...]

Dec 23, 2010

Guest Commentary: Has Congress abdicated climate change to the courts?

Prolonged heat waves last summer in North America and Northern Europe, sparking massive fires in Russia, occurring simultaneously with unprecedented flooding in Asia and parts of interior Europe, have been cited by many as examples of the prophecy of global warming becoming reality. Vindication, perhaps, after a cold and snowy winter left many skeptical that global warming was real. Is climate cha[...]

Dec 17, 2010

SC Coastal Conservation League fights new building

SULLIVANS ISLAND (AP) – The lot isn’t much bigger than the house that will sit on the pilings that now stand there. With homes lining the beach to either side, it looks like a gap in a set of teeth. Its property line sits in the wash at high tide. Most of those nearby homes […]

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