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 […]

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 […]

April 19, 2017 | Read More >

This morning Governor McMaster issued a statement expressing support for S.105, a bill which seeks to limit the automatic stay. CVSC and the conservation community have grave concerns about this bill. Under the guise of promoting economic development, the bill limits the ability of citizens to fully participate in the public decision-making process (read more about […]

April 13, 2017 | Read More >

Statement: CVSC Opposes President Trump’s Efforts to Rollback Off-Shore Drilling Protections Over the last two years, CVSC and it’s partners have engaged over 5,000 South Carolinians and several local municipalities to fight off-shore drilling in the Atlantic. That work was rewarded when President Obama removed the Atlantic from the federal five year drilling plan and […]

April 7, 2017 | Read More >

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been overwhelmed with your response to our calls to action for protecting the air, land, and water you love. But between the emails and phone calls that our conservation voters are making to their elected leaders, we keep getting asked “what else can I do?” That’s why we’re excited […]

March 4, 2017 | Read More >
John Tynan

We’ve been talking a lot about the automatic stay at the State House and in Rebecca’s weekly hotlist (see the latest here). Two bills being considered this week, S.105 and H.3565, seek to limit the use of the automatic stay. The automatic stay is an important part of the checks and balances in the permitting process. Because these […]

February 20, 2017 | Read More >
John Tynan

Rebecca’s weekly legislative Hotlist is now live and can be found here. As she notes, a number of anti-conservation bills are expected to have floor votes this week. I wanted to take a moment and highlight one of these bills a bit more and why it is particularly troubling.At Conservation Voters, we talk about about “the […]

February 6, 2017 | Read More >

Over the last several weeks, we have seen an outpouring of folks “showing up” all over the country. From rallies to calls and emails to state and local leaders, the response has been overwhelming. Now, more than ever, there is a need to build on this momentum and make sure we are taking care of […]

February 3, 2017 | Read More >

COLUMBIA, SC – On Tuesday evening, January 24, Henry McMaster was sworn in as the 117th Governor of South Carolina. Following the ceremonial swearing in, Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC) Executive Director John Tynan issued the following statement: “Conservation Voters congratulates Governor McMaster on his new role in shaping the future of South Carolina. […]

January 24, 2017 | Read More >

725 Days

John Tynan

If you’re like me, Election Day was a late night. I went to bed at 1:30am and still did not know the outcome for many of our local, state, and national races. With high turnout, most of the results weren’t finalized until 2am or later. When I woke early on Wednesday, I learned that candidates […]

November 11, 2016 | Read More >