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Why did they bury toxic waste by a lake?

After we posted an article from The State yesterday on our Facebook page, some folks asked us “Why did the bury toxic waste by a lake?” Sparkleberry Swamp on the northern reaches of Lake Marion seems like the last…

Legislative Hotlist

Conversations with Conservationists

On Wednesday, over 80 advocates filled the room for Conversations with Conservationists. The South Carolina Conservation Coalition gathered to brief Senators on its conservation priorities for this legislative session. Hosted by Senators Courson and McElveen, Senator McElveen set the tone by…

Legislative Hotlist

Welcome Back to the State House

After a mostly ceremonial first week at the State House, we are entering the second week with a lot of action on conservation issues. This second week is one of organization. Committees in the House and Senate will be meeting…

Legislative Hotlist, Press Releases

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…

Press Releases

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…

Project News & Updates

The Next DHEC Director

Today, Catherine Templeton announced her resignation as Director of the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control. We thank Director Templeton for her service to the state and we…

Legislative Hotlist

Top 10 for 2014

We were busy protecting the South Carolina you love in 2014: Here are 10 WAYS WE CAN PROVE IT. 10) The Solar Bill passed unanimously: The future of energy is now coming to South Carolina.

Project News & Updates

The DHEC Board and Enforcing the Law

Folks, you may remember reading about DHEC proposing a fine of $750,000 for an illegal seawall that the Wild Dunes Ocean Club Villas association built. One reason the fine was so high was that the homeowners association hid the…

Election Updates

Yesterday’s Results, Tomorrow’s Priorities

After a long election season, we congratulate the winners. We are pleased that land conservation played a bipartisan role in several House races.  We welcome two new CVSC endorsed House members Roger Kirby (D-Florence) and Gary…