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A Clean Energy Future for Santee Cooper

Santee Cooper’s future is in the spotlight in 2020 as our legislature decides whether the state-owned utility should be sold, privately managed, or reformed. Whatever the outcome, we have an opportunity to push our state-owned utility to a 100% clean…

Election Updates

CVSC Releases Early 2020 Endorsements

The Board of Directors of Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC) announced its endorsement of 8 State Senators and 28 State Representatives in the 2020 election. “South Carolina needs champions in the House and Senate who will fight for clean…

Legislative Hotlist

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…

Press Releases

New Polling – Climate Action a key issue for SC Voters

To: Interested Parties From: John Tynan, Executive Director, Conservation Voters of South Carolina Date: February 24, 2020 Re: Ahead of South Carolina primary, climate is top issue for voters and candidates The South Carolina Democratic presidential primary…

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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…