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SC Conservation Enhancement Act and ARPA Funding

Last week was jammed packed for our state leaders in Columbia. From continuing their many discussions on where to allocate funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to the usual business of our state agencies presenting their…

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Six More Legislative Days Until Sine Die

Six more days. That’s the common refrain in the State House lobby these days. We have six more legislative days until Sine Die — when they will officially end the legislative session at 5 pm on…

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Welcome Back to a Special Legislative Session!

Welcome back! Even though I have taken a break from sending you “hotlist” updates, our state legislators have been hard at work preparing for the special legislative session that starts tomorrow, Septemeber 15th. As legislators continue to respond…

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Lawmakers Return to the Statehouse

As we enter into the fourth week of social distancing due to COVID-19, we are still at a legislative standstill. Unfortunately though, legislators are faced with a few must-do items that need to be addressed before the end…

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Let’s Up the Pressure for a Drilling Vote

What a week! It may have been another slow legislative week for conservation; but, it was definitely an exciting and full week for me. Last week, I had the opportunity to talk with many legislators who are obvious…

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HOTLIST: Clean energy action & a bold conservation agenda

At CVSC, we pride ourselves on spending time with voters as well as their elected officials. I often hear complaints from voters that “our legislators don’t listen to us.” Well, guess what? After this week, I can say…

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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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Energy Freedom Act heads to Governor’s desk to be signed into law

Conservation group’s major efforts net noteworthy win as the Energy Freedom Act moves to the Governor’s desk COLUMBIA, S.C. —  Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC) launched the organization’s largest-ever advocacy campaign this Year to promote clean energy. Today, those efforts culminated…

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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…