Carbon pollution is having a big impact
on our weather in West Virginia.

It seems like half the time we’re either in a drought or dealing with flooded creeks and rivers that threaten our families and neighbors. It’s hurting farmers and raising our food prices, too. Scientists say if we cut back on pollution, we can leave a safe and healthy West Virginia. But we have to do it now. Later is too late. The good news is we can!

Our Home Town

West Virginians always lend a hand to help a neighbor. That’s who we are. We need elected leaders to do their part, and stop making things worse.

Our Choice

Our motto is Mountaineers are always free. But our government restricts our rights when it comes to choosing energy for our homes.

Our Responsibility

Yes, we can have good jobs and a healthy environment. Our young people deserve both. We need both to keep your youth in West Virginia.

Our Money

It’s not just the temperature that’s going up. So is the price of food, utilities, and insurance. That’s the hidden cost of climate change.

Our Heritage

Mountaineers are outdoor people. We fish, we hunt. We know what grows in the woods. Our Sunday rides are in boats. Everything is changing.

Polling Results from Embold Research

As part of its Fix It action plan for the 2024 election, Conservation West Virginia commissioned a poll of voters between the ages of 18 and 40 in seven large counties. The results are clear. Young voters want our politicians to clear the way for more renewable energy in the state to reduce energy costs, create new jobs, and keep young people from leaving the state.

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Fix It

Candidate Questionnaire

This questionnaire will be distributed to all candidates for West Virginia legislative office in those 7 counties. It will permit voters to understand the candidate’s position on several important climate and environmental issues. Candidate responses will be posted on the website of Conservation West Virginia and distributed to these younger voters through social media and text links. Some candidates who are clear conservation choices will be endorsed by CWV.

Link to Candidate Survey

Climate News

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Another Climate Change Risk – Lyme Disease

We’ve always had ticks in West Virginia. But maybe you’ve noticed they’re worse now. You aren’t imagining it. There are more ticks these days and they are showing up earlier in the spring and dying off later in the fall. The culprit?…
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What Is Community Solar?

Everyone is familiar with rooftop solar panels. These are installed on homes, garages and barns – wherever there is adequate sunlight. Rooftop solar panels are popular because consumers can replace some of the expensive electricity produced…
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Climate Change Has Made This Extreme Heat Four Times More Likely

Everyone has noticed. Extreme heat has become more frequent and more widespread than in the past. Is it just a temporary natural fluke that will be corrected when we return to the mean temperatures experienced in the last fifty years? Absolutely…
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How the Deck is Stacked Against Solar Energy in West Virginia

Solar power is unlimited, cheap and pollution-free. New jobs are being created all over the country in the manufacturing and installation of solar energy infrastructure. States all around West Virginia are adopting public policy that promotes…
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Young West Virginia Voters Demand More Renewable Energy

As part of its Fix It action plan for the 2024 election, Conservation West Virginia commissioned a poll of 320 voters between the ages of 18 and 40 in seven large counties. The results are clear. Young voters want our politicians to clear the…