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Symptomatic for Energy Insecurity

A few days ago, I received an email from a mother of four — including a newborn. The screenshot attached to her message was a copy of her electric bill and a note asking for help. The reality of that…

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back to a new legislative session! I hope this update discovers you healthy and hopeful. While lawmakers continue to respond to the global pandemic and the impact it has had on our beloved state, this…

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CVSC Announces Three New Board Members

COLUMBIA — Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC) announced today the appointment of three new members of its Board of Directors. Joining the CVSC Board are Bruce Cole, Willie Morgan, and Mark Robertson. “Our three newest Board members recognize the…

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Our Food Is Our Wealth

In the Pinehurst neighborhood, located in sunny Columbia, South Carolina, I founded the Pinehurst Farmers Market almost two Years ago because I saw that the two grocery stores within walking distance closed suddenly, at the same time.  It was…

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Recap of the Special Legislative Session

Whew! What an exciting legislative session! Last week, the South Carolina General Assembly finally adjourned for the 2020 legislative Year but not before we were able to celebrate some BIG WINS on wildlife protections, energy delivery, and the appointments of…

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Impactful Legislation, PSC Elections, and the Green Tie Awards

First and foremost, thank you! The South Carolina conservation community shared a few wins last week, thanks to passionate conservation voters like you. Before the special legislative session convened last week, there were quite a few unknowns…

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Welcome Back to a Special Legislative Session!

Welcome back! Even though I have taken a break from sending you “hotlist” updates, our state legislators have been hard at work preparing for the special legislative session that starts tomorrow, Septemeber 15th. As legislators continue to respond…

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Why Energy Poverty is an Environmental Issue

Historically, when we use the term environmental issue in South Carolina, we usually think about endangered species, offshore drilling, or land conservation. But, that’s not the only environment most of us actually live in. What about the environment most underserved,…

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The Great American Outdoors Act is signed into law!

The Great American Outdoors Act is signed into law, creating a lifeline for South Carolina’s outdoor recreation economy and providing access to parks and open spaces. This historic legislation will fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). On…