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South Carolina Senate approves SC Energy Freedom Act

Audubon South Carolina Applauds the Senate for its leadership

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COLUMBIA, SC (May 8, 2019) – In response to the South Carolina Senate’s vote in favor of the SC Energy Freedom Act (H.3659), Audubon South Carolina Executive Director Sharon Richardson issued the following statement:

“The Senate's passage of the SC Energy Freedom Act marks a great day for our state. Representing a pragmatic compromise among a diverse group of interests, this legislation will go a long way to making renewable energy more competitive and cost effective for energy consumers, ratepayers and businesses across our state. We thank members of the General Assembly for their support on this issue, particularly Rep. Peter McCoy and Senator Tom Davis for their early leadership in crafting and sponsoring the legislation. With concurrence in the SC House of Representatives expected later this week, it's now time for South Carolina to claim its rightful place as a renewable leader in the Southeast."

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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.

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Audubon South Carolina

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