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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…

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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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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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Conversations with Conservationists

On Wednesday, over 80 advocates filled the room for Conversations with Conservationists. The South Carolina Conservation Coalition gathered to brief Senators on its conservation priorities for this legislative session. Hosted by Senators Courson and McElveen, Senator McElveen set the tone by…

Election Updates

Yesterday’s Results, Tomorrow’s Priorities

After a long election season, we congratulate the winners. We are pleased that land conservation played a bipartisan role in several House races.  We welcome two new CVSC endorsed House members Roger Kirby (D-Florence) and Gary…

Election Updates

Vote for Conservation

Tomorrow we vote. I remember my excitement when I voted for the first time. November 1968.  It was an important election (and I didn’t vote for the winner).  Tomorrow is another important election and I’m voting for Vincent Sheheen. …

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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.