When I speak with South Carolinians about what happens at the State House, citizens are shocked that each Year we must fight the rollback of important environmental protections that protect public health and give us the opportunity to hold polluters…
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.