The debate will highlight the estimated $30 billion annual impact natural resources have on the state's economy and put the contenders on the record about how each would capitalize on and protect the resource, Emmett Davis Jr., chairman of the S.C. Natural Resources Society, said.
The group is hosting the debate.
said the debate will help contrast the differences between the candidates and help to introduce them to South Carolina voters.
The Natural Resources Society
was established in 2005 by community leaders who wanted to help the state make informed decisions when it comes to preservation and conservation.
The protection of South Carolina's natural resources is paramount to quality of life and vital to the state's economy, Davis
cited a study by the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina
called "Underappreciated Assets: The Economic Impact of South Carolina's Natural Resources