H.4000 Amendment No. 29A Stopping Offshore Drilling

South Carolina Senators overwhelmingly approved (with a vote of 40-4) a budget amendment to the budget bill, H.4000, that would block the permitting of onshore infrastructure needed for offshore drilling and seismic testing to occur.

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…

PFAS Regulated by DHEC

H.4718 requires DHEC to set safe limits for the amount of these toxic chemicals in our drinking water.

Surcharge on Coal Residuals

H. 5420 directs DHEC to charge a surcharge of thirty dollars per ton on any coal combustion residuals transferred to a landfill.

PFAS Regulated by DHEC

S. 1111 requires DHEC to set safe limits for the amount of these toxic chemicals in our drinking water.

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.

Plastic Bags

S. 394 strips communities of their right to ban the use of plastic bags and auxiliary containers.

Land Conservation (30×30)

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

Pyrolysis

This 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 Carolina under existing law,…

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…