FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHARLESTON, SC (Jan 17, 2020) – In response to the South Carolina House of Representatives’ vote in favor of H.4868, Audubon South Carolina Executive Director Justin Stokes issued the following statement:
“Passing the SC Energy Freedom Act marked a huge step forward in the effort to expand access to more clean energy in our state, but as we’ve seen in recent weeks, it was only the first of many required to put solar and other renewables on equal footing with more traditional, higher-emission sources of energy. Yesterday’s vote in the House shows that members are up to this task, and we applaud their ongoing leadership on this issue. With the continued support of the legislature and smart decisions by the Public Service Commission, South Carolina is well on its way to becoming a national clean energy leader, and enjoying the myriad economic and ecological benefits that come with such a position.”
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 www.audubon.organd 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 sc.audubon.org. Follow us on Facebook at @ScAudubon, Twitter at @AudubonSc, and Instagram at @audubon_sc.
Angelina Ricci Eisenhauer
Director of Communications
Audubon South Carolina
635 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston SC