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11:57 am on Tuesday May 1, 2012

North Charleston to Host International Exhibition by French Artist Mariannic PARRA

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce that works by French artist Mariannic Parra will be on display at North Charleston City Hall from May 1-20, 2012. The international exhibition, titled In the Distance of...
4:07 am on Sunday December 6, 2009

Mystery contaminant raises fear of coal contamination (update: still no answer)

Image by Flickr user malla_mi Update December 6: Testing from SCE&G and S.C. DHEC is in, and there's still no definitive answer. -- Though there's some pretty cool visuals. Hop over to The Post and Courier to see what's up. First reporting:...
4:33 am on Monday October 12, 2009

S.C.'s carbon emissions surged over last two decades

Image by Flickr user Jono Brennan Image by 20091012-coal.jpgThe Post and Courier has penned a piece that notes South Carolina's energy production has surged over the last two decades, and that almost all of that increased capacity is coming from...
10:18 am on Monday October 5, 2009

More concern that arsenic is leaking into water supply from coal-power waste

Image by Flickr user xjyxjy Image by 20091005-coal.jpg Consultants have discovered high levels of arsenic in the ground just outside the boundary of a coal ash waste pond at a power plant near Columbia. The State has the scoop on what's going on....
4:26 am on Tuesday August 25, 2009

Coal power plant planned for coastal S.C. may be dead (updated)

Update August 25: The State has followed with a more flushed out piece; it does a good job of bringing you up to speed. As somone already in the loop, I found The State's editorial on the issue to be more interesting. They point out that Santee...
5:51 am on Friday April 17, 2009

Santee Cooper: We don't love coal either

Image by Flickr user urbanarchæology Image by 20090417-coal.jpg Coal: Santee Cooper says that they don't like it, but it's the only viable option. Responding to ongoing criticism of a proposed coal power plant near Florence, Santee Cooper's leaders...
6:42 am on Tuesday April 14, 2009

Groups band together in suit against Pee Dee Coal Plant

Image by Santee CooperImage by 20080610powerplant.jpg The proposed Pee Dee power plant has received much criticism as too great a risk to the environment. Santee Cooper has countered that it’s a totally modern clean-as-can-be facility.   Six groups...
9:42 am on Tuesday March 10, 2009

Coal-ash road project backfires creates public concern

A project that was supposed to showcase an innovative use for a coal byproduct, has instead upset the rural community near Tobacco Road. [gmap markers=blue::33.373867851099774,-79.9094545841217 |zoom=10 |center=33.38673294052008,-79.92965698242188...
4:44 am on Friday February 13, 2009

Here's what's next for the proposed coal plant near Florence

After the state's DHEC issued a permit OK'ing a $2.2 billion coal power plant near Florence, The State has done a piece that also talks about what's next for the plant. Read more stories on this subject in our coal topic page.In short, the plant is...
10:30 am on Thursday February 12, 2009

DHEC refusing to block path for new coal plant

Despite yesterday's posturing (one, two) about why we should scrap a proposed coal plant near Florence, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has said it's obliged to not block the power plant's path as long as it's following the...

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