Issues

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Electrical Utility Reform Recommendations

Nuclear Plant Crisis Calls for Utility Reg. Reform Coalition Opposes Ratepayer Responsibility for Cost Recovery On September 13, 2017, the STOP THE BLANK CHECK Coalition (Coalition) has called for extensive reforms to the state’s utility regulation system.  The Coalition (see list of members below) also rejects SCE&G’s position that their ratepayers…

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Letter to President calls on him for permanent protection for Atlantic Coast from offshore drilling

President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 December 13, 2016 Dear Mr. President: We, the Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast (BAPAC), represent over 35,000 businesses and 500,200 commercial fishing families from Maine to Florida, and are writing to call on you to…

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Letter to the President Opposing Seismic Testing

Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast 1717 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC  29201, 803-252-5733  October 27, 2016 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: We the undersigned businesses and organizations, representing over 12,000 businesses and 400,000 commercial fishing families, are writing…

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Amicus brief on PSC ruling on Lee Gas Plant

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA   IN THE SUPREME COURT ________________________________________ APPEAL FROM THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Docket No. 2013-392-E ________________________________________     Ex Parte:  South Carolina Coastal Conservation League, and Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Petitioners.   v.   Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff, North Carolina…

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Workers’ Compensation Insurance—Regulatory Protection and Legislation

The SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) is recognized as the primary organization fighting on behalf of small businesses regarding Workers’ Compensation Insurance in the regulatory and legislative process. In 2004 in an effort to stabilize or reduce Workers’ Compensation Insurance premiums, the SCSBCC held a series of workshops…

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Electricity and Gas Regulation

The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) is recognized as the primary organization fighting on behalf of small businesses on all matters regarding electricity/gas rates and related issues such as net metering that are regulated by the S.C. Public Service Commission. Since 2002, small businesses in South Carolina…

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Friend of the Court Brief in Support of Clean Power Plan

Read the full brief here: 2016.04.01 Final Amici Brief

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Offshore Drilling and Testing for Oil in the Atlantic

Official SCSBCC Position-January 12, 2015 The Obama administration is permitting seismic surveys from Delaware to the middle of Florida to determine the existence and size of offshore oil and gas reserves. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is reviewing 9 permits from oil companies for conducting these surveys and is…

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Base Load Review Act (BLRA)

Through April 2017 the SCE&G ratepayers have had 9 rate increases under the Base Load Review Act (BLRA) resulting in about $1.4 billion in additional electricity costs to both business and residential consumers.  These rate increases are being used just to pay for the construction financing costs to build the two nuclear…

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Access to Capital

Access to capital is essential for entrepreneurs and small businesses.  The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, University of South Carolina faculty and USC students are in the process of building an “Access to Capital” website that will provide comprehensive information for entrepreneurs and small business owners to explore…

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