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West Virginia

Our top scientific institutions, the U.S. military, NASA, NOAA, leading companies in the oil industry (including Shell and British Petroleum), Stephen Hawking, and nearly all credible scientists say pollution is causing our planet to get warmer. Despite the consensus among credible organizations and the already observable effects of climate change, a large portion of the population believes climate change is a 'hoax' or a 'liberal conspiracy'. False information designed to discredit climate science is actively promoted by organizations with ties to fossil fuels, and it is unacceptable that some leaders in Congress are facilitating the spread of ignorance for political reasons.

Representatives for West Virginia in the United States Congress have an important role in supporting efforts to solve climate change. Let's see where your representatives in Congress stand on this issue.

Find Your Voter District and Congress Representatives' Positions on Climate

There are 435 representatives in the U.S. House and 100 in the Senate. Enter an address to find your district's representatives and their positions on climate.
Senator Joe Manchin represents West Virginia as senator. He supported Trump's decision to leave the Paris agreement on climate change, a decision that is widely criticized by supporters of the environment. Shelley Moore Capito is West Virginia's other senator. She dismisses climate science and is against efforts to address climate change.
District 1: David McKinley represents district 1 in West Virginia. He straight-up denies science and repeats misinformation about climate change. He is against efforts to address climate change. He says, falsely, that over the last 40 years, there has been "almost no increase in temperature, very slight".
District 2: Alex Mooney, representative for district 2 in West Virginia, is also a climate denier. He says, falsely, that climate change is "not a settled issue".
District 3: Evan Jenkins represents district 3 in West Virginia. He has used the "I am not a scientist" method of denying climate science. He is against efforts to deal with climate change in Congress.
 

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