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 in the South Carolina General Assembly sent a letter today to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) objecting to efforts to open the Atlantic Coast to offshore drilling. “We are writing to express our strong opposition to the […]

August 17, 2017 | Read More >
Adam F. Naughton

In my decade of professional experience, I’ve learned there is only one surefire recipe for success. It goes like this: Try. Implement. Analyze. Learn. Try again. Improve. Grow. My passion lies in taking that perspective and using it to effectively communicate with voters about the importance of fighting for clean air, land, water and energy. My environmental clarion call was during the 2008 elections when climate change truly emerged at the forefront of the debate, […]

August 16, 2017 | Read More >

My name is Carolee Williams and I started as the CVSC Lowcountry Field Director in 2017. My passion is working to make meaningful connections throughout the Lowcountry on all things related to clean air, water and energy, plus land conservation. I’ve spent much of my career managing long-range planning and sustainability initiatives for the City of Charleston. I’m particularly proud of our work creating and shepherding Charleston’s Green Business Challenge, which supports workplaces as they […]

August 16, 2017 | Read More >
John Tynan

Conservation Voters of South Carolina’s Executive Director, John Tynan, issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement from Santee Cooper and SCE&G regarding abandonment of the VC Summer nuclear project: “Every energy plan for SC’s future includes the baseload nuclear generation at VC Summer as a cornerstone to meet our energy needs. These plans are now obsolete and must be reworked. With today’s announcement about VC Summer’s abandonment, we now have an opportunity to reshape […]

July 31, 2017 | Read More >
John Tynan

Summertime is in full-swing. The legislature is out. Tourists are here. Vacations begin. It is the time when South Carolina’s rivers, lakes, mountains, and beaches work overtime. For CVSC staff, this is when we get to spend our weekends and vacations outside and remember why we work so hard to protect the SC we all love. But our work doesn’t stop at CVSC. As you navigate the hustle and bustle of vacation and summer adventures, we […]

July 11, 2017 | Read More >

CVSC is hiring a Communications Coordinator to develop and implement communication plan and strategies to build the brand of CVSC, drive citizen engagement in political and legislative process, and increase influence with elected leaders. The position will serve as the lead communications staff for the CVSC family of organizations, providing support to all programmatic elements of our work. See the job announcement here. We are hoping to fill this position quickly. CVSC Education Fund is hiring […]

July 7, 2017 | Read More >

Offshore drilling will torpedo SC tourism. No one knows better about the importance of tourism to South Carolina than Beaufort County. The Beaufort City Council was the first local government in the state to publicly oppose the Obama Administration’s plans to drill off of our coast. Every coastal town and city in the state—everyone—followed suit.  Then-Governor Nikki Haley backed away from her initial support and, a year ago, the Obama administration excluded South Carolina, North […]

May 3, 2017 | Read More >

My Conservation Story While attending the University of South Carolina, I had the chance to explore this incredible state and see all that we had to protect. I was filled with awe at the many stunning sites of undisturbed nature across the state. I travelled abroad and wasn’t surprised to see that the values we hold here at home were mirrored there – maintaining our natural world and protecting the resources that sustain us. Upon returning to […]

May 2, 2017 | Read More >

CVSC Statement on Off-Shore Drilling Executive Order Conservation Voters of South Carolina’s Executive Director, John Tynan, issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order that reopens the possibility of off-shore drilling in the Atlantic:  “Every coastal community in South Carolina and hundreds more up and down the east coast have made it clear they do not want off-shore drilling in the Atlantic. President Trump should listen to these voters and keep Atlantic […]

April 28, 2017 | Read More >

I grew up outside of Cincinnati, Ohio in a home surrounded by seemingly endless woods that I spent my days exploring. Each summer, I went to nature preserves and Boy Scout camps and learned firsthand how exciting and valuable our backyards can be. To me, everything was right in the world. As a teenager, I travelled to National Parks with my family and became an avid hiker and camper. I came to enjoy all types of outdoor sports […]

April 19, 2017 | Read More >
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