"The U.S. Climate Alliance members, including California and New York, represent more than a third of the U.S. population."
"As speculation swirled over the White House's position on the landmark Paris climate agreement this week, a trio of determined governors had a few messages for the president.
'There's nothing Donald Trump can do in our states to stop us from advancing our policies,' said Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.
'We are on track to meet the Paris accord,' said California Gov. Jerry Brown. 'This is America speaking.'
To the chorus, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo added: 'You don't get great going backward.'"