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Conservation Webinars in time of Social Distancing

This weekend, CVSC staff were texting back and forth about what is going on in the world. At one point, someone shared a message that said, “Hang in there. Better days are ahead of us.” That stuck with me, and…

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Budget Week – The Secret is Patience

There’s a famous quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson that says, “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” That’s exactly what these legislative times call for – patience. Although there’s so much happening at our South Carolina…

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Santee Cooper Update

You’ve probably recognized that the fate of Santee Cooper has taken much of our lawmakers’ time. So, understandably, not much legislation moved through either chambers last week. And, with their obvious dedication to making the right decision for…

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Updates on the Budget and Santee Cooper

Whew! I’ve officially been a part of the CVSC team for one month, and what a month it’s been. What’s been so exciting about my first month is having the opportunity to be a part of all of…

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The Santee Cooper “Slowdown”

First and foremost, kudos to you! We are succeeding in building bipartisan momentum to ensure a safe and healthy environment for families in South Carolina. From the commitment to conserving 30% of South Carolina land by…

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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…