Seawalls

H.3700 sought to allow the placement of wingwalls at the ends of existing erosion control structures, like seawalls. This bill was referred to the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee. The Conservation Community had no position on the bill…

Pyrolysis

The Pyrolysis or Advanced Recycling bill sought to exempt pyrolysis facilities from existing Solid Waste Management laws. Pyrolysis is the melting and gasification of plastics into other petroleum products, like jet fuel. While this process is already permitted in South…

Stopping Offshore Drilling (Budget Amendment)

After offshore drilling bills stalled in 2019, Senator Campsen wanted to make sure we at least had a way to temporarily block offshore drilling from occurring off the SC coast. The amendment aimed to prohibit the industrialization of our coastline…

Land Conservation (30×30)

S.1024 establishes a state goal of conserving at least 30 percent of the land within South Carolina by 2030.

Energy Market Reform (RTO)

Introduced by Representatives Sandifer and Forrester, H.4949 sought to establish an electricity market reform study committee charged with assessing the ratepayer and clean energy benefits of various energy market reforms, including joining or creating a Regional Transmission Organization (RTO). The…

Wildlife Trading – Turtles

This bill aimed to protect native reptiles and amphibians from the illegal wildlife trade, similar to efforts adopted in other Southeastern states. This bill was referred to the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee. The Committee added an amendment…

Energy Freedom Act

Introduced by a bipartisan group of House members in 2019 the Energy Freedom Act (H.3659) lifted the cap on solar energy development in South Carolina and opened up the clean energy marketplace. The Act addressed large-scale, commercial, and residential solar…

Land Conservation (30×30)

H.5125 establishes a state goal of conserving at least 30 percent of the land within South Carolina by 2030.

Surcharge on Coal Residuals

This bill directs DHEC to charge a surcharge of thirty dollars per ton on any coal combustion residuals transferred to a landfill.