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Our Beaches Deserve Better

Folks, we work hard to show that in South Carolina, conservation is conservative. We are lucky to have both Republican and Democratic champions at the State House. We have a reputation for being fair in the way we handle our Scorecard (to be released in August) and in the way we recognize bi-partisan leadership at the Green Tie Luncheon (Sept 17th).

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Behind Closed Doors

We win some and we lose some at the State House but we are most likely to lose when decisions are made behind closed doors.

Election Updates

CVSC Issues Endorsement for Commissioner of Agriculture and Three House Races

Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC) has announced the endorsement for re-election of Hugh Weathers for Commissioner of Agriculture. CVSC also announced the endorsements of three additional House candidates for election and re-election to the state legislature. The candidates come from both major parties and represent a cross-section of South Carolinians.

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CVSC Announces the Launch of GiveGreenSC.org

Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC) announced today the launch of GiveGreenSC which promises to change the landscape of political giving in South Carolina. Since 2004, donors who care about protecting South Carolina’s air, land, water and health have had the option to give directly to Conservation Voters’ PAC, which in turn made contributions to endorsed candidates or financed independent mail campaigns on behalf of candidates. Now, voters can direct their contributions to candidates through GiveGreenSC to signal that they care about conservation. It’s a win-win because Conservation Voters is acknowledged for generating the transaction and the donor is credited by the candidate for giving it.

Election Updates

Conservation Voters of South Carolina Announces Endorsement for Governor

Today the Board of Directors of Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC) announced the endorsement of Senator Vincent Sheheen for Governor of South Carolina. Jay James, CVSC's Chairman of the Board said, "You do not have to speak to Vincent for very long to know that his commitment and passion for conservation is from the heart. I am certain he will make our natural resources a priority as governor." "We have an obligation to all South Carolinians to inform them of candidates' records during election season. That responsibility is especially critical when it comes to the gubernatorial race, our most important statewide office," said Ann Timberlake, CVSC's Executive Director. "In the governor's race, the choice could not be clearer—for Senator Sheheen conservation is an important part of his public life and his record reflects that. On the other hand, Governor Nikki Haley has barely given conservation a minute of her attention while in office."

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2014 Common Agenda: Your guide to taking action on South Carolina’s most pressing conservation issues

Your guide to taking action on South Carolina’s most pressing conservation issues in 2014. The Conservation Common Agenda represents a collaborative effort of more than forty organizations across our state to engage policy makers and the public on important issues affecting our shared natural resources. The goal of this guide is to share information, resources and possible solutions to move us forward.

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Voter ID Requirements for Elections

On Tuesday November 5, towns, cities and counties across the Palmetto State will hold elections. For many, it will be the first election under the new Voter ID guidelines.

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Adviser touts jobs, money as reasons to drill for oil and gas off SC shore

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management estimates there is about 3.3 billion barrels of oil and 31.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas off the East Coast from Maryland to north Florida, but Rayola Dougher wouldn’t be surprised if that 30-Year-old figure is significantly low.