Trump Drilling Plans Raise Concerns Over Discarded Poison Gas, Nuke Waste

The Trump administration’s proposal to open large tracts of seabed off the South Carolina coast to oil and gas exploration has drawn a sharp rebuke from a statewide business advocacy group concerned about the thousands of unexploded bombs, poison gas and radioactive waste that were dumped in the planned exploration zone.

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Fourth Circuit Says Gas Spill Lawsuit Can Proceed Despite Repairs

The Fourth Circuit on Thursday said environmentalists can continue to press claims that a ruptured gas line, since repaired, is an ongoing violation of the Clean Water Act because a plume from the spill continues to pollute navigable waters of the United States.

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SC School District Seeks $42.5 Million in Insurance Fraud Suit

A South Carolina school sued its former chief financial officer, insurance companies and others over what it claims was “a series of insidious schemes” through which the defendants defrauded the district and its taxpayers out of millions of dollars.

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Sentencing Imminent in Charleston Police Shooting Case

Attorneys for a white former North Charleston police officer who shot and killed a black motorist during a routine traffic stop in 2015 are expected to wrap up their defense Wednesday morning, believing they’ve successfully shown their client, Michael Slager, committed manslaughter, not murder, when he shot Walter Scott to death.

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Protests to Greet Bannon Ahead of Charleston Speech

Katie Preston couldn’t believe her eyes. Eleven months ago she’d been shocked into political activism by the election of Donald Trump as president. Now, on a Facebook timeline, she was being told that Steve Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News and chief architect of Trump’s victory was coming to her hometown for a Friday night speech at the Citadel.

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Class Claims It Was Bilked for Costs of Abandoned Nuke Plant Project

A class of South Carolina residents claims in court that SCANA, an energy holding company, violated a federal racketeering statute by charging customers for the cost of a multi-billion dollar nuclear project that won’t be completed.

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