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A Win For South Carolina Birds and the Economy

The near-unanimous passage of the Energy Freedom Act across the House and Senate is in no small part thanks to the passionate appeals of Audubon advocates like you from across the state— through phone calls and letters, emails and in-person conversations with elected officials.

Last week, after months of negotiations and grassroots outreach, Governor Henry McMaster signed the historic SC Energy Freedom Act into law.

This bill will help expand solar energy in our state, provide a boost to South Carolina’s growing solar economy, and help ensure energy cost savings for ratepayers.

Reducing emissions and pollution related to traditional energy helps protect the clean air and water that birds need to thrive—which is why we support a transition to less emissions-intensive forms of energy. Rooftop solar has the added benefit of using existing development to produce energy, and when responsibly sited and thoughtfully landscaped, solar developments have the potential to create new bird and pollinator habitats while increasing flood storage and improving the yields of nearby agricultural crops.

The near-unanimous passage of the Energy Freedom Act across the House and Senate is in no small part thanks to the passionate appeals of Audubon advocates like you from across the state— through phone calls and letters, emails and in-person conversations with elected officials.

With your support, we will continue to increase our advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation efforts to protect birds and the places they need through a contribution to Audubon South Carolina today. With 50 species of South Carolina birds identified as threatened or endangered by a changing climate, our feathered friends need our help today more than ever.

Please click here to donate to Audubon South Carolina.