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 the bill here). Our government should be making it easier for them to have their voices heard – not harder. […]

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 thus protected our waters until 2022. Today we received word that President Trump is working on an Executive Order that […]

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 to announce CVSC’s 2017 Take Action Tour. Over the next 3 months, we are hosting events throughout the state to […]

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 bills seek to undermine these checks and balances, CVSC is opposed to S.105 and H.3565. Please join us in opposition […]

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 South Carolina we love.” Often, we use this in reference to our air, land, water, and energy resources. But 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 things right here in South Carolina. There are a number of important issues related to protecting the air, land, and […]

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. We look forward to working alongside him to protect South Carolina’s precious air, land, and water resources. Governor McMaster has […]

January 24, 2017 | Read More >
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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 endorsed by Conservation Voters had great success here in South Carolina. Every single one of our endorsed candidates for State […]

November 11, 2016 | Read More >

November 8, 2016 Today is election day! One of my favorite things to do on election day is to take my kids to the polls to vote with me. Ida’s favorite part is “helping” me touch all of the buttons and watch the screen change (she’s only 1.5 years old). But Jack, our 5-year-old, is now to the point where he understands what elections are and that we’re picking leaders for our communities. Before and […]

November 8, 2016 | Read More >

I’m the Executive Director of Conservation Voters. I oversee the day-to-day operation of our family of organizations in our education, advocacy, and election work to protect the air, land, and water that you and I love in South Carolina. When folks ask where I’m from, I generally reply that I’m just a “southern mutt” — born in Alabama, but lived in and around Birmingham, Knoxville, Orangeburg, and Chattanooga all before high school. Though I don’t have […]

September 8, 2016 | Read More >
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