States Tackle Global Warming While D.C. Fiddles

Six Western Governors have launched initiatives to combat global warming, taking the lead in a major issue so far largely ignored by Washington, D.C. In virtually all of the states, the model is the same: appoint committees, typically involving a number of stakeholders, to produce plans to deliver real cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. The action comes on the heels of concern about warming across the West, as farmers face drought and ski resorts face too-warm winters. All of this makes the work of the people at the Apollo Alliance and other organizations and businesses pushing alternative fuel sources more important than ever.