Rep. Cezar McKnight (D-Kingstree) was elected in 2014 and is a tireless advocate for protecting the air, land, and water of our state. He has a strong 87% lifetime score on CVSC’s conservation scorecard. McKnight played an instrumental role in the historic 2016 shoreline protection efforts. He has shown great leadership on litter and pollution reduction policies, fighting for the health and best interests of South Carolinians. He is also an advocate for improving coal […]

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Rep. Nathan Ballentine (R-Chapin) has served in the House since 2005 and has been a consistent conservation champion. He’s been a tireless advocate for reauthorization and funding of the Conservation Bank and because he knows the benefits to both our economy and quality of life. In 2018, those efforts resulted in permanent reauthorization of the Conservation Bank. His work in 2018 on clean energy and energy reform was nothing short of outstanding. Serving as the […]

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CVSC is proud to endorse past Green Tie Honoree Rep. Weston Newton (R-Bluffton) for SC House District 120. Newton holds a score of 103% for his conservation efforts this session, and a 93% lifetime score. This session he co-sponsored numerous energy reform and clean energy bills, bolstering South Carolinians’ liberty to develop their energy independence and lower their energy bills. He led efforts to protect home rule, allowing communities to develop local solutions for local […]

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CVSC is proud to endorse Rep. Leon Stavrinakis (D-Charleston) for District 119. Stavrinakis’s’ 105% score on our latest scorecard comes from his consistent support and sponsorship of several environmentally conscious bills. Stavrinakis was instrumental in permanently reauthorizing the SC Conservation Bank. Conservation Bank provides a vital funding source that protects land across the state with cultural, historical, and recreational significance. Stavrinakis also stood in opposition to offshore drilling. A coastal resident himself, he understands the […]

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Rep. Leola Robinson-Simpson (D-Greenville) boasts an impressive 92% lifetime score on CVSC’s conservation scorecard because of her commitment to clean and healthy communities and protecting our quality of life. She is a steadfast supporter of pro-conservation legislation including solar energy growth, opposition to attacks on core environmental protections, and supporting the rights of citizens to a clean and healthy environment. As an Upstate Representative, her outspoken opposition to offshore drilling has also demonstrated that protecting […]

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CVSC is proud to endorse Rep. Russell Ott (D-St. Matthews) for District 93. Ott is a conservation champion with a score of 113% for this session and a lifetime score of 92%. He sponsored a bills designed to increase energy market competition, eliminate “lost revenue” payments to utilities due to solar growth, and to eliminate the cap on net metering. Ott is dedicated to creating an environment that enables South Carolinians to lower their power […]

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CVSC is proud to endorse past Green Tie Honoree Rep. G. Murrell Smith, Jr (R-Sumter) for District 67. He has been a conservation champion in the House with a 70% lifetime score on our Conservation Scorecard and a 63% for the last legislative session. Smith’s support of solar energy policies this past session and his fight against offshore drilling continue to show his commitment to SC. As an avid outdoorsman and hunter, Murrell cares about […]

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CVSC is proud to endorse Rep. Peter McCoy (R-James Island), one of our three legislators honored with a Green Tie Award this year. McCoy served the Lowcountry’s barrier islands in the State House from 2011 to present, where he worked to protect the quality of life, economic vitality, and natural resources of the region – achieving a 74% lifetime score on CVSC’s Conservation Scorecard and a 105% score for 2017-2018.  In 2016, McCoy sponsored the […]

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CVSC is proud to endorse newcomer Randy Ligon (R-Chester) for District 43. Ligon will be a staunch supporter of renewable energy and land protection policies that balance protecting quality of life and economic growth in his rural district. Additionally, he supports solar growth in South Carolina in efforts to make us a cleaner state, and an industry leader for the nation. Ligon plans to accomplish that through greater energy diversity and more renewable energy production […]

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CVSC is proud to endorse past Green Tie Honoree Rep. Laurie Funderburk (D-Camden) in District 52. Funderburk has a 93% lifetime score and a 109% score for 2017-2018, highlighting her willingness to fight for conservation issues. She bested the 100% mark by cosponsoring a number of conservation bills, including solar energy legislation. Funderburk cosponsored the bill that would have given consumers access to better competition and energy independence. She stood with the people and voted […]

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