How Upstate Forever is responding to COVID-19

Our Greenville and Spartanburg offices have closed while Upstate Forever staff work from home to help protect the health of each other, our families, and our communities. But while we are not together in the office, we remain together in our continued efforts to protect our region's critical lands, waters, and unique character.

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The Upstate Update: March 2019 - March 26th, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, we provide updates on the Duke Energy rate case public hearings, celebrate the launch of our Crossroads Campaign, and share details on upcoming volunteer and educational events. read more

The Clean Water Act: History, Controversy, and Impacts to South Carolina — Part 1 of 3 - March 24th, 2019

In this first post of a 3-part series, Clean Water Advocate Megan Chase outlines how the EPA's proposed rollbacks to the Clean Water Act threaten the Upstate and our drinking water. read more

By Megan Chase

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 11 - March 24th, 2019

Duke Energy Carolinas has agreed to continue accepting applications for the current residential solar net-metering program, The Solar Bill will get its fourth sub-committee hearing this week, and more news in this week's Legislative Updates from Energy and State Policy Director Shelley Robbins. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Solar and Land Use: It's Complicated - March 22nd, 2019

Do solar farms really take up more space than centralized power plants? We will do the math and compare and also take a look at other benefits of distributed solar energy. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 10 - March 17th, 2019

Duke Energy hit net metering deadline last Friday with no action, while Upstate Senator Gambrell files a short-term residential fix. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 9 - March 10th, 2019

Thirty-one of the state's top companies have signed a letter of support for it, but the Solar Bill remains held up in the Senate by Duke Energy. Plus details on the next Plastic "Ban Ban" hearing, other energy bills we are watching and information about the Annual SC Conservation Coalition Lobby Day and Oyster Roast. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 8 - March 3rd, 2019

Updates on the South Carolina Energy Freedom Act (AKA The Solar Bill) and the Plastics "Ban Ban," plus upcoming events and opportunities for you to get involved. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Six things we'd like to see from the Greenville County Comp Plan - February 28th, 2019

With Greenville County's comp plan update process underway, it's a great time to talk about land use and how it impacts our lives. Here are six priorities we're advocating for in 2019. read more

By Lisa Hallo

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