NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Today, Deon Tedder announced his environmental justice platform, which is designed to protect the region from threats posted by climate change, to address the underlying cause of climate change and safeguard the air we breathe and the water we drink.

Tedder is the only candidate in the race who is endorsed by the Conservation Voters of South Carolina, a major stakeholder that is on the frontlines of the battle to protect the Palmetto State.

“As a proven conservation champion in the State House, I have a strong track record of safeguarding South Carolina’s air, land, and water.  As a State Senate candidate for Charleston, South Carolina, my commitment to environmental stewardship remains unwavering. I recognize the pressing need to address environmental justice and will prioritize policies that ensure all communities, regardless of their socioeconomic status, have equal access to clean air, water, and a healthy environment. I strongly oppose offshore drilling in our precious ocean, understanding the devastating impacts it can have on marine ecosystems and coastal communities. As a State Senator, I will champion clean energy solutions, advocating for investments in renewable sources like solar and wind power, to reduce our carbon footprint and foster a sustainable future.

I will actively support funding efforts for land protection initiatives to safeguard our unique natural landscapes for future generations. Access to clean drinking water is a fundamental right, and I am dedicated to improving water infrastructure and ensuring safe drinking water for all residents of Charleston and the surrounding areas. By collaborating with relevant stakeholders, I will work tirelessly to implement comprehensive policies that curb pollution and protect our water resources.

In the face of threats posed by sea level changes, flooding, and extreme weather events, I will actively push for funding protections to bolster Charleston’s coastal resilience. Through innovative strategies and collaboration with experts and the local community, we will work to mitigate the impact of rising sea levels and strengthen our communities against future challenges.

Finally, I firmly believe in upholding the rights of citizens to a clean and healthy environment. This means actively engaging with communities, listening to their concerns, and incorporating their voices in decision-making processes. By fostering transparency and accountability, we can build a more resilient and sustainable South Carolina, where the well-being of our environment and the health of our citizens are held as top priorities. Together, we can create a greener, healthier, and more equitable future for Charleston and the entire state.”