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Petition: Ask the Senate for an Open Process for the DHEC Director

Days after Catherine Templeton announced her resignation, the DHEC Board appointed a new Director, Eleanor Kitzman. Previous Boards conducted public, national searches and interviewed multiple candidates before making their decision. The current Board failed to…

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CVSC Press Release on DHEC Board Hiring Process

January 12, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: ALAN HANCOCK, [email protected] or (803) 779-0716 CONSERVATION VOTERS OF SOUTH CAROLINA QUESTIONS THE DHEC BOARD’S HIRING PROCESS COLUMBIA, SC — Conservation Voters of South Carolina questions the process by which the Board of the…

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Close honored for Fort Mill conservation work

Anne Springs Close of Fort Mill was awarded the Conservation Voters of South Carolina Conservation Achievement Award at the sixth annual Green Tie Awards luncheon. The award recognizes residents of South Carolina who help conservation in the state, according to CVSC Executive Director Ann Timberlake. “We agree that conservation is important to both the prosperity of South Carolina and the protection of the environment, so I think it’s important we recognize all people who do that,” Timberlake said.

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CVSC Announces Scorecard and Conservation Counts Tour

On the campaign trail, candidates of both parties often tout the value of farming, forestry, outdoor recreation and tourism to the State’s economy. But who is voting for or against protecting the natural resources that drive South Carolina’s economy? Conservation…

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CVSC Announces the Launch of GiveGreenSC.org

Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC) announced today the launch of GiveGreenSC which promises to change the landscape of political giving in South Carolina. Since 2004, donors who care about protecting South Carolina’s air, land, water and health have had the option to give directly to Conservation Voters’ PAC, which in turn made contributions to endorsed candidates or financed independent mail campaigns on behalf of candidates. Now, voters can direct their contributions to candidates through GiveGreenSC to signal that they care about conservation. It’s a win-win because Conservation Voters is acknowledged for generating the transaction and the donor is credited by the candidate for giving it.

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2014 Common Agenda: Your guide to taking action on South Carolina’s most pressing conservation issues

Your guide to taking action on South Carolina’s most pressing conservation issues in 2014. The Conservation Common Agenda represents a collaborative effort of more than forty organizations across our state to engage policy makers and the public on important issues affecting our shared natural resources. The goal of this guide is to share information, resources and possible solutions to move us forward.

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Voter ID Requirements for Elections

On Tuesday November 5, towns, cities and counties across the Palmetto State will hold elections. For many, it will be the first election under the new Voter ID guidelines.