Monday, February 26, 2024 Blog · News

South Carolinians do not support Bill H.5118

by Lily Abromeit

Stop House bill 5118! We must rally together to tell our legislators we must choose better action for our state’s future.

On Tuesday, February 27, the Public Utilities Subcommittee of the House of Representatives will be discussing Bill H.5118. This is a dangerous bill that would green-light building huge new fossil fuel projects and then turn a blind eye to the implications it would have on ratepayers and natural resources.

Put simply, this bill is bad for ratepayers. It’s bad for our land, waterways, and vulnerable communities. And it’s bad for our transition to cleaner energy sources.


Please join us at the state house on Tuesday, February 27 to demonstrate to legislators that South Carolinians DO NOT SUPPORT Bill H.5118.

Tuesday, February 27

Blatt Building, Rm. 403

Located at the corner of Pendleton & Assembly Streets in Columbia, SC

TIME: 1:00 PM


You can simply attend to show your support or sign up to speak. Please also help spread the word! We want legislators to hear as many voices as possible when considering this legislation that will shape the future of South Carolina.

In addition to increasing South Carolina’s unstable reliance on fossil fuels over clean energy alternatives while putting South Carolina ratepayers, the environment, and clean energy future at risk, Bill H.5118 would also essentially direct the Public Service Commission (PSC) – our state’s energy regulator – to blindly approve a large gas-fired plant on the Edisto River in rural Colleton County near Canadys, which would also require a new pipeline to be constructed through the ACE Basin, one of the largest areas of undeveloped wetlands/uplands ecosystems remaining on the Atlantic Coast.

You can find more information about this proposal here, and online at

CCL_Energy H.5118 one-pager

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