COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (WKOW) -- Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle says Congress should pass a "cap-and-trade" system to reduce population in the United States.
Speaking at the UN Climate Summit, Doyle says that should be the case even if the conference doesn't lead to a breakthrough international agreement.
Doyle says any U.S. system needs to give states like Wisconsin, that have had high levels of coal, use time to comply, perhaps as much as 15-years.
However, the governor says it would be a mistake for the state to resist moving away from fossil fuels and transferring to cleaner sources of energy.
He says doing so would risk losing an opportunity to build a new economy around green jobs and put Wisconsin at an economic disadvantage with the world.
Online reporting by Brock Bergey
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