Clean Water

After the Flood: Changing views on floodwater policy at the local and statewide level - February 27th, 2020

Recent flooding around the Upstate has sparked a conversation about how land use and rapid growth have led to increased runoff from storm events. What Upstate Communities do now to control flooding will have lasting effects statewide. read more

By Megan Chase

Two Clean Water Act rollbacks: One murky mess for South Carolina waterways - February 20th, 2020

The EPA’s recent attacks on the Clean Water Act have made national headlines, leaving many of us wondering how this impacts our local waterways and drinking water sources. The short of it: Our water resources are left vulnerable by these rollbacks. read more

By Megan Chase

The Upstate Update: February 2020 - February 18th, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, we discuss how development could impact future flooding and water quality in the Upstate, honor Black History Month, and celebrate World Wetlands Day. read more

Legislative Updates 2020: Week 5 - February 17th, 2020

The long-awaited Santee Cooper report has finally been released, plus updates on other bills we are following. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2020: Week 4 - February 10th, 2020

It was a good week for wildlife at the South Carolina Statehouse. Learn more in this week's Legislative Update from Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Why Wetlands Matter - February 2nd, 2020

In honor of World Wetlands Day, let’s take time to celebrate the many benefits we get from our South Carolina wetlands. read more

By Megan Chase

Legislative Updates 2020: Week 2 - January 27th, 2020

Welcome to Week 2 of 18 in the South Carolina Statehouse. Energy continues to be a dominant theme in conservation circles, building on last year's Energy Freedom Act. Plus, an offshore drilling update and discussion of plastics pollution. read more

By Shelley Robbins

These are our 2020 advocacy priorities - January 22nd, 2020

Our mission is to protect the critical lands, waters, and unique character of Upstate South Carolina. To accomplish that mission, we advocate for specific outcomes at the local and state level that are likely to have a measurable impact to the ten-county Upstate region's land and water resources. read more

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