Global Warming Midwest Governor’s Meeting This Week

Tim Pawlenty is heading to Milwaukee this week for a meeting with 12 Midwestern governors to sign an agreement to cut back on emissions that contribute to global warming:

The plan is expected to follow regional plans created by six states on the West Coast and 10 northeastern and mid-Atlantic states to reduce emissions linked to global warming.

“These governors will be gathering in Milwaukee next week and will be getting together to sign historic agreements that will increase the production and use of renewable energy, promote energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases,” Canter said.

My brother got some ink commenting on the prospects of this agreement:

“The fact that they’re making a top priority of this issue at this summit is great news,” said Dan Kohler, director of the nonprofit group Wisconsin Environment, which has issued several reports in recent years about global warming and the Midwest. “The big question is how firm will the commitments be – and what will they represent in terms of emissions reductions and increased production of renewable energy.”

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