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Water Quality:
Isolated Wetlands Protection

Our Position: support
Bill Number: S.1206
Sponsor: Senators Grooms, Campsen and Leventis
Legislative Session: 05/06

This Isolated Wetlands Bill—S.1206 would create clear protections for "isolated" wetlands in South Carolina that are no longer being protected by federal permitting programs. This bill would require avoidance of impacts to wetlands over .5 acres where practicable and mitigation for the impacts that do occur. The bill would also provide special protection to Carolina Bays. This is a compromise bill that is the result of several years of negotiations and so far has bipartisan support. 



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Contact members of the Senate


Contact members of the Senate.

Thomas C. Alexander Larry A. Martin
Ralph Anderson John W. Matthews, Jr.
Kevin L. Bryant Glenn F. McConnell
George E. "Chip" Campsen III J. Yancey McGill
Ray Cleary William C. Mescher
John E. Courson Thomas L. Moore
Ronnie W. Cromer William H. O'Dell
John W. Drummond Kay Patterson
Dick Elliott Harvey S. Peeler, Jr.
Michael L. Fair Clementa C. Pinckney
Robert Ford Luke A. Rankin, Sr.
Chauncey K. Gregory Glenn G. Reese
Lawrence K. "Larry" Grooms Scott H. Richardson
John D. Hawkins James H. "Jim" Ritchie, Jr.
Robert W. Hayes, Jr. W. Greg Ryberg
C. Bradley Hutto Randy Scott
Darrell Jackson Nikki G. Setzler
John M. "Jake" Knotts, Jr. Vincent A. Sheheen
John C. Land III Linda H. Short (Mrs. Paul)
Hugh K. Leatherman, Sr. J. Verne Smith
Phil P. Leventis David L. Thomas
Joel Lourie Daniel B. "Danny" Verdin III
Gerald Malloy Kent M. Williams


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