A group of influential governors will meet this week at Yale University to discuss taking the reins in the fight against climate change. The discussion will center around “blending a set of state efforts, some of which are already up and running, with an emerging federal climate system,” according to Dan Esty, the director of Yale’s Center for Environmental Law and Policy. Those state efforts include three regional climate initiatives, in the Northeast, West, and Midwest. Esty added, “I think we have high hope this will mark a significant turning point in a commitment to action on climate change.” Governors planning to attend include Rod Blagojevich (D-Ill.), Jon Corzine (D-N.J.), Christine Gregoire (D-Wash.), Jodi Rell (R-Conn.), Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.), and Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Calif.).

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