State of South Carolina Archives: on Environment


Henry McMaster: Protect marsh islands from illegal encroachment

Henry loves South Carolina and the beautiful natural resources that can be found in every corner of our state. As Attorney General he helped protect our marsh islands from illegal encroachment and our states water supply from being diverted to other areas. He also was integral in giving the State Grand Jury jurisdiction in crimes committed against our environment, a powerful weapon with which to combat the tragic consequences of inflicting damage to our natural resources.
Source: 2010 S.C. Gubernatorial campaign website HenryMcMaster.com Jan 11, 2017

Brad Hutto: We must do more to protect our natural resources

As an avid outdoorsman and sportsman, Brad knows that we must do more to protect our natural resources. From the mountains to the lakes, to the coast, South Carolina is blessed with a unique beauty that generates tourism and creates jobs. Brad will fight against those who would do harm for their own short term goals.
Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website, BradHutto.com Jun 25, 2014

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Dredge the port of Charleston, with federal funding

[Colbert-Busch] cited Sanford's vote against the dredging of the Charleston port while he was a member of Congress. Colbert Busch said she met with then-US Rep. Sanford when she was working as a government liaison for a maritime company to encourage him to support the dredging project. Sanford, she said, indicated he would do so. "And, in fact, you didn't tell the truth. In fact, you turned around and did the opposite," Colbert Busch said to Sanford.

Sanford fired back that Colbert Busch later wrote him a $500 campaign-contribution check. "I don't think it must have bothered her that much, given she wrote a $500 check in support of my candidacy," said Sanford, smiling. Sanford also denied Colbert Busch's statements that he did not support the dredging and other economic-development projects, saying he disagreed with the methods of paying for the projects, not the actual projects. "Because I was against (congressional) earmarks before being against earmarks was cool," he said.

Source: The State webzine on 2013 S.C. House District 1 debate Apr 29, 2013

Nikki Haley: Charleston is now US's top tourism spot; sell South Carolina

From the tidal creeks of Beaufort to the shores of Lake Keowee, South Carolina is blessed with the kind of natural beauty that makes us the envy of the nation. And this was the year we finally beat San Francisco-- Charleston was named the top tourist destination in America. But we can't rely on God's gifts alone to keep our tourism industry--the second largest industry in our state--turning. We have to sell South Carolina.
Source: 2012 S.C. State of the State Address Jan 18, 2012

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