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South Carolina Attorney General Releases Opinion on Palmetto Pipeline

 

Attorney General Alan Wilson issued an opinion last week concerning the legality of Kinder Morgan’s use of eminent domain to build its controversial Palmetto Pipeline through the state of South Carolina. The 19-page paper was issued in response to Senator Tom Young (R) of Aiken and Representative Bill Hixon (R) of North Augusta. The legislators requested clarification on the matter after many constituents expressed concern about their property rights. 

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Ash basin closure starts in South Carolina as three key North Carolina permits granted

The W.S. Lee Steam Station site in Belton, S.C., has been bustling with activity in recent weeks in anticipation of the first truckload of coal ash to be excavated and relocated to an off-site landfill.

That day came Thursday as trucks moved the first tons of the material – left from burning the coal that's powered the Carolinas for more than a century.

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Remove Uninvited Pests from the Summer Barbeque with FlyPunch!®

Remove Uninvited Pests from the Summer Barbeque with FlyPunch!®Aunt Fannie’s™ natural, non-toxic pesticide provides protection from seasonal pests

Imagine it: A summer barbeque.  The backyard is prepared with a hot, seasoned grill, open bottles of wine and beer, and summer’s bounty of ripe, sweet fruits, fresh vegetables, with a vast assortment of homemade pies. Then without warning, uninvited guests arrive - often in swarms. Fruit flies! Everywhere! The meticulously planned and arranged summer gathering is ruined. Troublesome fruit flies are more than just an unwelcome intruder, as they are also known carriers of disease causing bacteria such as E.coli and other food borne illnesses[1].

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EPA Administrator Participates in Spartanburg ReGenesis Project Celebration

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, along with State Representative Harold Mitchell, Jr., and various federal state and local officials, along with private sector representatives participated in a tour and celebration of the ReGenesis Project, a successful collaboration credited with revitalizing Spartanburg, and the surrounding community.

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Obama Administration Announces Eight Additional Promise Zones to Build Community Prosperity

Minneapolis, Sacramento, Indianapolis, Camden, Hartford, St Louis (MO) Pine Ridge (SD) & Low Country of South Carolina earn designation

The Obama Administration announced eight additional Promise Zones across the country, including six cities, one rural area, and one tribal community. Promise Zones are high poverty communities where the federal government partners with local leaders to increase economic activity, improve educational opportunities, leverage private investment, reduce violent crime, enhance public health and address other priorities identified by the community. Through the Promise Zone designation, these communities will work directly with federal, state and local agencies to give local leaders proven tools to improve the quality of life in some of the country's most vulnerable areas.

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