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Energy Freedom Act Advances: Audubon South Carolina Urges Full Senate Passage

COLUMBIA, SC (April 9, 2019) – In response to the S.C. Senate Judiciary Committee's vote today to pass the SC Energy Freedom Act, H.3659, Audubon South Carolina Executive Director Sharon Richardson issued the following statement:


“The Energy Freedom Act cleared a significant hurdle today with the Senate Judiciary Committee’s overwhelming vote to advance the legislation to the floor of the Senate. Time  is of the essence in passing a meaningful competitive energy policy in South Carolina that includes a focus on clean, renewable energy sources like solar. We hope the full Senate will act quickly to pass H.3659—a compromise bill with the support of conservation organizations, utilities and solar advocates alike—which will provide more freedom of choice for consumers and businesses while helping protect our state’s precious natural resources. We thank Judiciary Committee Chairman Rankin, Subcommittee Chairman Gambrell and the Senate Judiciary Committee for their leadership on this issue.” 



About National Audubon Society

The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state programs, nature centers, chapters and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon’s vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organization. Learn more how to help at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @audubonsociety.


About Audubon South Carolina

Audubon South Carolina protects birds and the places they need, right here in South Carolina. We’re the state office of the National Audubon Society, which has more than one million members and a century-long track record of success. In South Carolina, we represent more than 20,000 Audubon members and supporters, nine Audubon chapters and bird club partners, two Audubon centers and 22,000 acres of land that we own and manage. Learn more about what we do and how to help at Follow us on Facebook at @ScAudubon, Twitter at @AudubonSc, and Instagram at @audubon_sc.



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