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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…

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The 2019-2020 Conservation Scorecard is Here!

It is our pleasure to introduce you to our 2019-2020 Conservation Scorecard. The 2019-2020 Legislative Session was dominated by ambitious conservation goals that turned into impactful policy changes, despite setbacks in 2020 with the abrupt early…

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Y’ALL DID IT! House Victory for the Great American Outdoors Act

As I write this, I am overwhelmed with joy and gratitude. Because of the hard work of conservation voters across South Carolina, and the rest of the country, the Great American Outdoors Act passed the U.S. House 310-107, with South…

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Hope: It’s An Action Word

One of my favorite African proverbs states, “A little hope each day can fill the rivers to overflowing.” As I’ve expressed in previous updates, hope, for me at least, has been an affirming pillar in my navigating through…

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CARES Act, PSC News, and More

Last week, our legislators returned to Columbia to address COVID-19 spending from the federal CARES Act allocation. If you were like me, you probably expected lawmakers from both chambers to be there all week with extended,…

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Protecting the Outdoors and Clean Water with CVSC

I hope that you are staying healthy. These days, we find ourselves not only relying on our own inner strength; but, also we find ourselves having to lean on the strength of others now more than ever. Although…