Legislative Hotlist

Legislative Hotlist: January 9, 2023

Hey there! January 10th starts off a brand new session and it is full of opportunity and possibilities. Your CVSC team is raring to go and I am especially excited to be back in the lobby, fighting for our land,…

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Hotlist: Energy Policy Update

Hey there, it has been a while! The General Assembly isn’t in session, but they’ve still been busy. Over the last few months, the House and Senate have both been meeting in various committees to talk about an extremely complex…

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The Final Countdown

First things first – thank you all for a wildly successful Conservation Coalition Lobby Day and Oyster Roast! I had a ton of fun and you showed the General Assembly how important conservation is to voters. I’m already looking forward…

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Crossover Shenanigans, Part 2

Both Chambers were back in action last week and that meant a quiet sort of chaos settled over the Statehouse as the House and Senate geared up for Crossover day. This week is going to be a doozy…

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Big Money, Polluter Accountablity, and The Future of DHEC

We are almost half way through this Year’s legislative session and it has been a real journey. We’ve got two weeks of action to get through so let’s jump in!  Big money: The House Ways…

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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2015 Legislative Wrap-Up

The 2015 legislative Year can be described as full of talk and little action. We joined our partners in the Conservation Coalition in successfully securing increased funding for the Conservation Bank and fought rollbacks that would have weakened coastal protections,…

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A busy week for conservation

Whew. We’re done with Week 3 at the State House and boy did we make the most of it. Here are some of the highlights:1. It’s all about the money.

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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.