EPA stands up for SC wetlands

The US Environmental Protection Agency says coastal landowners have illegally filled or dredged more than 100 acres of wetlands near Myrtle Beach, a bustling resort that again is drawing scrutiny over the impact of development on swamps and bogs.

EPA records show that five landowners filled or dug up wetlands while building two roads, a lake, a sand mine, a horse farm and at least one other project west of the Grand Strand. Among those cited is a major road-paving company. Another is a development company, records show.

Read the rest of the article from the State Newspaper here.