Western States Leaders Announce Pledge
5:58 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Governors Unite To Promote Clean Energy

The governors of Oregon, Washington, and California are joining a Canadian province Monday to announce a partnership to collectively combat climate change and promote clean energy.

Credit Michael Jastremski/Wikimedia

The regional leaders will announce the partnership today at a San Francisco event.

California Governor Jerry Brown's office said the states and Canada will formally align climate policies to cut greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles and industrial sources.

The deal stems from the Pacific Coast Collaborative, a group meant to organize climate change and clean energy policies. It links together economies with a combine GDP of $2.8 trillion, the fifth largest in the world, according to Governor Brown's office.