Legislative Hotlist, Press Releases

CVSC Releases 2017-2018 Legislative Conservation Scorecard

COLUMBIA, SC – CVSC today released the 2017-2018 Conservation Scorecard, the primary yardstick for evaluating the conservation records of every member of the SC Legislature. The Scorecard is available online at https://www.cvsc.org/scorecard/legislative-scorecard/. Since 2002, CVSC has held legislators accountable at the Statehouse for…

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Just Three More Days at the Statehouse!

As we approach the last week of session, we’re seeing a lot of action at the State House. We have very good news on solar! I’m happy to report that the House budget has taken its final shape with several…

Election Updates, Press Releases

Conservation Voters Back James Smith for Governor

“Conservation Leadership Sets James Smith Apart” COLUMBIA, SC – The Board of Directors of Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC) announced today its endorsement of Representative James Smith for Governor of South Carolina in the 2018 election. In 2009, Representative…

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At the Statehouse – Far from over

Things are really moving in Columbia! The Statehouse was bustling last week as legislation continued to move in both chambers of the General Assembly. That’s both a good and bad thing for our conservation movement. In the House, a diluted but still…

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At the Statehouse – Closing in on crossover

I can’t believe it, but the 7th week of session is over… … And the talk of the Statehouse last week was of the looming crossover date. That’s the date by which a bill must have passed out of the…

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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Protecting Land and Citizens’ Rights

We only have six more weeks left in the legislative Year (and the first Year of the 2017-2018 legislative session)! We hope to see movement on some positive bills, but we need your help stopping some bad ones.

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Fighting the Good Fight

We saw a lot at the State House last week!  Tuesday afternoon, we finally got to the long-awaited debate and vote on the “Anti-Home Rule” bill, or known by some as the ban on plastic bag bans (H.3529). If passed, the…