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The STOP THE BLANK CHECK Coalition was formed in July of 2016.  The coalition of organizations represents a wide array of businesses and residential emillion-buck-cheque-2-1240459nergy consumers as well as the faith, low-income and other vulnerable communities.  The Coalition  advocates for utility regulatory reform in an effort to protect electrical utility customers from rate-payer abuse at the hands of a state law, Base Load Review Act (BLRA), the utility companies and a regulatory structure that favors the utility companies. Those efforts have focused the attention of the legislature, media and public on the need for reform. In 2017 House Bill 4022 was introduced in the South Carolina House of Representatives by Rep. Kirkman Finlay and was based largely on recommendations from the Coalition.  In August of 2017 the Coalition proposed additional reforms to the state’s utility regulatory system.

Coalition Members:

Carolina Peace Resource Center

Kingdom Living Temple

National Association of Social Workers- SC Chapter

New Alpha Community Development Corporation

South Carolina League of Women Voters

South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce

Sustainable Midlands

The Whitney M. Slater Foundation