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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Legislative Updates

While the Legislature is in session from January through May of each year, we post a weekly Legislative Update. If you would like these updates delivered to your inbox, you can sign up for the mailing list. We also issue Action Alerts on critical, time sensitive issues and provide the tools you need to contact your elected officials.

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

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 7 - February 24th, 2019

The Solar Bill passes the house unanimously, and we are gearing up to fight the plastics "ban ban" assault on home rule. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 6 - February 17th, 2019

Energy bills continue to move through state legislature, plus an explanation of the recently proposed Complete Streets bill. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 5 - February 10th, 2019

Good things are finally moving in the Statehouse, and our Upstate legislators are in the thick of it. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 4 - February 3rd, 2019

It was a fairly low-key week in the Statehouse, so this is the perfect time to talk about who is in the Statehouse and why — including Upstate Forever's new energy lobbyist. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 3 - January 27th, 2019

We're disappointed to see the return of the "plastics ban ban," and more updates from this third week of the legislative session. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 2 - January 20th, 2019

The second week of session is now behind us, and energy continues to be our focal point. read more

By Shelley Robbins

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