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Let’s Up the Pressure for a Drilling Vote

What a week! It may have been another slow legislative week for conservation; but, it was definitely an exciting and full week for me. Last week, I had the opportunity to talk with many legislators who are obvious…

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HOTLIST: Clean energy action & a bold conservation agenda

At CVSC, we pride ourselves on spending time with voters as well as their elected officials. I often hear complaints from voters that “our legislators don’t listen to us.” Well, guess what? After this week, I can say…

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Sen. Sheheen Releases Bold 2020 Conservation Package

Earlier this week, CVSC Executive Director John Tynan joined Senator Vincent Sheheen as he rolled out his 2020 conservation agenda. This bold agenda proposes or joins with his Senate colleagues on existing efforts to address the wide ranging environmental issues facing…

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Hotlist: Progress on Energy & Stopping Offshore Drilling

Legislators hit the ground running the first week of session and pushed forward great conservation legislation that will protect SC from offshore drilling and will secure a clean energy future for SC. To top off the good…

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Legislative Hotlist — What to expect in 2020

Happy first week of the legislative Year! Tomorrow we start the second Year in the two-Year legislative session. Let’s dive into our first 2020 Weekly Legislative Hotlist. As a quick reminder, the Hotlist is your weekly…

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Save the Date: 2020 Legislative Events with CVSC

Please save the date for the following legislative events this Year. Please check back for registration links and additional information.  CVSC Legislative Kickoff Reception: January 21, 6-8 pm at the Blue Marlin Restaurant Vista Room at 1200 Lincoln St., Columbia.

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HOTLIST – Veto Edition

HOTLIST – I hope you enjoyed the break last week from Statehouse news. After session ended May 9th, there were a few things left undone – namely, Governor McMaster’s signatures or vetoes on bills and a number of conference committee negotiations.

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HOTLIST – Big Solar Win! And Other Sine Die Updates…

And that’s a wrap! The SC General Assembly just adjourned for the 2019 legislative Year but not before we solidifed a BIG WIN on clean energy. That’s right. Yesterday, the Senate unanimously passed the Energy Freedom Act bill and today the House…

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Energy Freedom Act heads to Governor’s desk to be signed into law

Conservation group’s major efforts net noteworthy win as the Energy Freedom Act moves to the Governor’s desk COLUMBIA, S.C. —  Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC) launched the organization’s largest-ever advocacy campaign this Year to promote clean energy. Today, those efforts culminated…