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HOTLIST – Big Solar Win! And Other Sine Die Updates…

And that’s a wrap! The SC General Assembly just adjourned for the 2019 legislative Year but not before we solidifed a BIG WIN on clean energy. That’s right. Yesterday, the Senate unanimously passed the Energy Freedom Act bill and today the House…

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HOTLIST – Energy Actions and the Last Days of Session

As we celebrate Earth Day today, I can’t help but smile about the great week we had last week defending South Carolina’s natural resources. I fully expected the Senate’s budget debate to be fairly calm on the conservation-front, but it…

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Legislative Hotlist: 2019 Priorities

As we jump back into legislative session this January, we are working closely with our partners in the SC Conservation Coalition to prioritize our top legislative priorities for 2018. We’ll be adjusting and adding to our list…

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At the Statehouse – A whole lotta nuisance goin’ on

We’re now one month into session, and legislators and lobbyists are hard at work. As you probably guessed, that’s both a good thing… And a not-so-good thing. You, however, have been excellent! We’ve asked you to sign petitions, and you have.

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Legislative Hotlist: 2018 Priorities

As we jump back into legislative session this January, we are working closely with our partners in the SC Conservation Coalition to prioritize our top legislative priorities for 2018. We’ll be adjusting and adding to our list…

Press Releases

32 S.C. Lawmakers Sign Bipartisan Letter Opposing Offshore Drilling

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Conservation Voters of South Carolina, Coastal Conservation League, Sierra Club of South Carolina, Audubon South Carolina and the South Carolina Wildlife Federation announced today that a bipartisan group of 15 Republicans and 17 Democrats…

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2017 Legislative Wrap Up

Reauthorizing the Conservation Bank: We finally made progress this Year with both the Senate and the House holding subcommittee hearings on bills to reauthorize the Conservation Bank. The Conservation Bank was created 14 Years ago to safeguard our drinking…

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Conservation Wins: 2016 Legislative Year in Review

Wow. What a Year it’s been! The short story is that in 2016 conservation WON at the State House. We PASSED hard fought legislation to protect South Carolina from coal ash and irresponsible shoreline development. We BLOCKED bad bills that…

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State House Update

The Senate remains in an intense debate about fixing our roads this week as the House Ways and Means Committee reviews the budget. We look forward to seeing good budget decisions for the Conservation Bank and state agency funding. We’ll…