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State House Update: Budgets, Coastal Protection, and Waste

It’s an exciting time at the State House. Thank you for your continued interest and action in protecting the South Carolina you love. Conservation Bank  After a long week of budget deliberations, the House approved the Ways &…

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This week at the State House

We had a short, yet busy, week at the State House because of the winter weather. This week, Eleanor Kitzman withdrew from consideration for DHEC director. Thank you again for adding your voice to the more than 1,000…

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DHEC, Water, and Polluter Amnesty

Thanks for another great week at the State House. We had lots of activity involving DHEC — whether covering a Senate request for a hearing on Pinewood or the Senate hearing to…

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2014 Conservation Hotlist Wrap-Up

Thank you again for supporting our advocacy efforts this past Year. With the help of our conservation partners in the lobby, we have a lot to be proud of this Year. In the hotlist wrap-up, you'll find CVSC's summary of the 2014 legislative Year as it relates to many of our Conservation Common Agenda priorities. We were able to stop anti-environmental initiatives like the “flow control” bill and prevent further weakening of the Pollution Control Act. We passed a major piece of solar energy legislation. We were disappointed that funding for the Conservation Bank was held at the same level as last Year. We look forward to a fresh start in 2014 when we hope to improve protections for our rivers. Most importantly, we want to pause to thank you for helping us make our collective voices heard to protect the South Carolina you love.