“In order to accomplish our national goals, states have to be more aggressive than the federal government. As much as we appreciate the miracle, and it was a miracle to get this through West Virginia and other obstacles on a federal level, we have to recognize we will not come close to meeting our national goals unless states go further, faster.
And I think our state recognizes that perhaps much as any. So we’re going to have to move the ball. We have 23 more states in the U.S. Climate Alliance, something Jerry Brown and I started a few years ago that have committed themselves to state action in this regard.
So that not only puts us in good position competitively for federal dollars, but we’re moving the ball in our states. And we can do things in my state that we still can’t do in Congress.”