"At least half of the states are addressing global warming, whether
through legislation, lawsuits against the Bush administration or programs initiated by governors. ... States are
moving ahead in large part to fill the vacuum that has been left by the federal government, said David Danner, the energy
adviser for Gov. Gary Locke of Washington."
The New York Times
October 29, 2003
The Warming Is Global but the Legislating, in the U.S., Is All Local
28 — Motivated by environmental and economic concerns, states have become the driving force in efforts to combat global
warming even as mandatory programs on the federal level have largely stalled.
At least half of the states are addressing global warming, whether
through legislation, lawsuits against the Bush administration or programs initiated by governors. ...
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