''It was like passing a boundary to dive / Into the sun-filled water, brightly leafed / And limbed and lighted out from bank to bank. / That's how the stars shine during the day.'' -- Wallace Stevens

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South Carolina Sierra Club
Post Office Box 2388
Columbia, South Carolina 29202


Upcoming Events

Environmental Champion Passes PDF Print E-mail

It is with profound sorrow that we note the passing of one of South Carolina’s most valiant protectors of the environment.  Environmental lawyer Jimmy Chandler spent his life standing up to developers and corporations whose practices would threaten our precious natural resources.

Jimmy's non-profit South Carolina Environmental Law Project was responsible for many landmark decisions and set the tone for protecting our environment.  Jimmy was a gentle man who knew how to stand firm for what he believed while being respectful and caring at the same time.  He was loved by the whole environmental community and respected by those who opposed him.  There will never be another like him.  Rest in peace, beloved hero.

Susan Corbett, Chair, S.C. Chapter

Click here to read the State newspaper article on Jimmy Chandler.

A visitation for Jimmy will be held on Tuesday, August 10 from 6-8pm at the Mayer Funeral Home in Georgetown.  Directions and an obituary are available by clicking  here.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 11 at 2pm at Georgetown Presbyterian Church.  Directions are available by clicking  here.


Land Donation Protects Watershed PDF Print E-mail
Water Quality

Land Donation Protects Watershed

(Article reprinted courtesy of The Country Chronicle, Blythewood)

Land that had been in James Mullis’ family for more than half a century is now part of an effort to preserve and protect water quality in Richland County.

In a dedication ceremony on the 75-acre parcel off Lawhorn Road last Thursday, Mullis and members of his family donated the easement, which will provide long-term protection for on e of the county’s valuable stream corridors.  The Mullis property surrounds the 25-mile creek watershed that drains directly into the Wateree River.

Read more: Land Donation Protects Watershed
EPA Changes Coal Permit PDF Print E-mail

EPA Changes to Kentucky Coal Mine Permit Protect Water Quality and the Environment

We don’t normally use this space for information about areas outside of the South Carolina / North Carolina / Georgia area, but we thought that the last paragraph where the EPA’s estimation of the environmental impact of Coal Mining and energy production was particularly telling.

(ATLANTA – July 23, 2010) - Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a Clean Water Act (CWA) permit to Czar Coal Corporation for the Scaffold Lick Branch Coarse Refuse Storage Site project in eastern Kentucky.

Read more: EPA Changes Coal Permit
“'Tis better to suffer wrong than do it” PDF Print E-mail


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