Conservation West Virginia

Electing Our Conservation Leaders

Preserving the natural environment for ourselves and future generations is an important West Virginia value.

Our families, our communities and our economy are all stronger when we take care of our natural heritage.

We advance this important value by informing West Virginians about key conservation issues, taking positions on legislation and policy affecting the environment, and communicating our views to elected officials.

To make real change, conservationists must have political power. We help achieve this power by evaluating candidates for public office based on their conservation views and mobilizing voters to elect conservation leaders.

Fix It

Carbon pollution is overheating West Virginia. It’s causing extreme weather, raising the cost of living, and putting our outdoor heritage at risk.

Fix It is a nonpartisan campaign to save the West Virginia we love. No bans; no prohibitions. Just fair policies that fit our values. Visit our Fix It campaign now to learn more.

Conservation West Virginia is active in these areas of concern:

Clean Air
Pure Water
Climate
Land & Wildlife
Development

Fix It News: Climate Change in West Virginia

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Coal Baron Jim Justice Vetoes Modest Solar Bill

Nothing shows how desperately West Virginia needs a change than Jim Justice’s veto of HB 5528. Coal fuels 92% of West Virginia’s electric generation, while renewable solar energy is responsible for less than 2%. HB 5528 would have made a…
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Will Carbon Offset Agreements – Or Conservation Easements — Survive in West Virginia?

If you are looking for another example of how the Legislature in West Virginia favors big industry over the little guy, look no further than SB 822, introduced in the Senate on February 16, 2024. This bill attacks carbon offset agreements and…
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What’s Driving Electric Vehicles at the Legislature?

Nationally there has been great interest in electric plug-in vehicles. In West Virginia not so much. The Biden Administration has identified alternative fuel vehicles, including EVs, as one means of reducing greenhouse gasses. The West Virginia…

Conservation News

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Will Carbon Offset Agreements – Or Conservation Easements — Survive in West Virginia?

If you are looking for another example of how the Legislature in West Virginia favors big industry over the little guy, look no further than SB 822, introduced in the Senate on February 16, 2024. This bill attacks carbon offset agreements and…
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What’s Driving Electric Vehicles at the Legislature?

Nationally there has been great interest in electric plug-in vehicles. In West Virginia not so much. The Biden Administration has identified alternative fuel vehicles, including EVs, as one means of reducing greenhouse gasses. The West Virginia…
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West Virginia’s Orphan Well Problem

Carbon dioxide is by far the largest contributor to climate change, and it comes from recognizable fossil fuel sources such as coal-burning utilities, and automobile tailpipes. Carbon dioxide persists in the atmosphere for hundreds of years,…