Eileen in the News

Powerful SC lawmaker, eyed for US attorney post, faces challenge for House seat

9/14/2019
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Avery G. Wilks

"Democrat Eileen Dougherty, a 42-year-old James Island resident, announced Friday she will seek her party’s nomination to run for the coastal district — which includes James and Kiawah islands. The district has trended blue in recent years."

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ACROSS THE U.S., FLOOD SURVIVORS ARE GROWING IN NUMBER — AND THEY AREN’T JUST SEEKING RESTITUTION, BUT ANSWERS

4/23/2019
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Laurie Mazur

“We need to build in a way that preserves our natural environment, preserves our culture and preserves our ability to have that tourism revenue. And I think we can do all that.”

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Charleston adopts new flood prevention rules - mostly to avoid federal penalty

9/25/2018
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Abigail Darlington

"How can we put developments in place that don't harm existing homeowners?"

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James Island residents say governments are causing floods by neglecting drainage system

8/17/2018
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Abigail Darlington

"We have to look at the long-term projection with sea level rise, with development, with drainage - that's where I would like to see our three governments working together ..."

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‘Fix Flooding First:’ Lowcountry-wide group pushes for action on drainage problems

6/21/2018
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Abigal Darlington

"Eileen Dougherty of James Island, who spoke at the Fix Flooding First launch, said she’s been going to watch the sunset at the boat landing on Sol Legare Road for years. It eventually turned into a project to monitor how high the tides were rising."

“Over the years, we have seen a change from the tide coming up the boat ramp, to covering parts of the road, to, in some cases, flooding the entire parking lot,” she said.

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Commercial Fisheries Policies

9/8/2012
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Eileen Dougherty

"This complex and inconsistent system of reporting combined with draconian regulations seems to be making criminals out of generally law-abiding fishermen who are trying to make a living in a business that many have spent decades building from scratch."

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Saltwater fishermen offered a chance to comment on proposed federal regulations

1/23/2011
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Teresa Stepzinski

"It is a flexible long-term measure that will benefit fishermen economically while protecting fisheries from being depleted, said Eileen Dougherty."