Climate Change Adaptation - West Virginia
Climate Change History
West Virginia has a greenhouse gas reporting law (45CSR42) but does not yet have a climate action plan.
Current & Future Action
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has established a work group to study and develop geologic carbon sequestration – a process where carbon dioxide is stored in the ground.
Pilot Programs/Current Studies
The state does not, as yet, have any specific pilots or case studies dealing with wetlands and climate change.
For More Information
West Virginia’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Standards can be found here: http://apps.sos.wv.gov/adlaw/files/rulespdf/45-42.pdf
The carbon sequestration work group homepage is: http://www.dep.wv.gov/executive/Pages/ccsworkinggroup.aspx
For more information about climate change and wetlands in West Virginia contact:
Lyle Bennett (Wetlands) (304)926-0499x1613
Gene Coccarri (Air) (304)926-0499x1245
Or Terry Polen (304)926-0499x1381