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Greenville Transit Authority Board Announces 2017 Officers

The Greenville Transit Authority (GTA) Board of Directors elected the following officers for 2017 at its January meeting: Addy Matney, Chair; David Mitchell, Vice-Chair; Matt Carter, Treasurer; and Gary Shepard, Secretary. Additionally, the City of Greenville appointed George Campbell and Inez Morris to the GTA board.

Matney is the senior executive consultant/vice president of community relations for TM Public Relations and works with non-profits and community groups to strengthen capacity through strategic planning, board development, and organizational assessment. Matney has served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations, including The Children’s Museum of the Upstate and Piedmont Health Foundation.

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Winyah Rivers Foundation 2017 Photography Contest Opens February 2017

Winyah Rivers Foundation and the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® program invite you to participate in their 2017 Photography Contest! Entries will be accepted February 11th through April 21st 2017. The contest is open to everyone and emphasis in judging will be given to photographs that show the splendor and charm of our local rivers and ecosystems.  This contest gives us an opportunity to highlight the natural beauty of our Winyah Bay and its spectacular rivers while raising support for Winyah Rivers Foundation and its mission to protect clean water.

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New Solarize Greenville Program Launches March 2nd, 2017

Solarize GreenvilleSolarize Greenville seeks to improve solar permitting, solar options education and provide bulk pricing on solar installations

Solarize Greenville will host a launch event on March 2nd, 2017 at the Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl, Greenville, SC 29601. The event will start at 6:30 pm. Solarize Greenville is following the in the footsteps of other Solarize programs around the country. The goal for Solarize Greenville is smooth the permitting process, educate the community on how they can support solar in a variety of ways and to provide an option for community bulk purchasing of solar for their homes and businesses.

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Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Over Pollution from Belton Pipeline Spill

Upstate Forever, Savannah Riverkeeper working with Southern Environmental Law Center to force cleanup

The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), representing Upstate Forever and Savannah Riverkeeper, filed suit against the energy company Kinder Morgan for its illegal pollution of South Carolina waters. The pollution stems from a 2014 spill of at least 370,000 gallons of gasoline from its Plantation Pipeline in Belton, SC. The spill was one of the largest in the state’s history and continues discharging petroleum pollutants into a waterway that flows into Broadway Lake, Lake Secession, Lake Russell, and the Savannah River.

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Kinder Morgan accused of Clean Water Act Violations

Belton, SC, pipeline rupture caused spill still polluting nearly two years later; SELC files 60-day notice as a precursor to a Clean Water Act lawsuit

One of the largest pipeline spills in South Carolina history has not been cleaned up nearly two years after the rupture, leading conservation groups to deliver written notice to Kinder Morgan and the Plantation Pipe Line Company that a federal Clean Water Act lawsuit is coming.

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City of Greenville Wastewater Overflow Discovered on Woods Lake Road

The City of Greenville received a report of a wastewater overflow behind 417 Woods Lake Road yesterday and upon investigation, Public Works crews discovered that a wastewater manhole was overflowing and wastewater was entering Laurel Creek. They subsequently opened the blocked wastewater main, repaired the overflow and cleaned up both the spill area and the creek.

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