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Top state officials described their plans for addressing global climate change. Meanwhile, students took the three top presidential candidates for a ride along the road to environmental justice.

It was day one Thursday of a national gathering at Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, a convocation of governors. California’s Arnold Schwarzenegger and Connecticut’s M. Jodi Rell are expected on campus Friday, marking the 100th anniversary of President Theodore Roosevelt’s convening of the nation’s governors to press for protection of the country’s natural resources.

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