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Climate Advisory Team Meets in Richland

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RICHLAND, Wash.- The Governor's Climate Advisory Team meets in the Tri-Cities for the first time.

The team headed up by Washington's environmental leaders met in Richland Thursday to discuss the State's future stance on global warming.

Ecology leaders say they usually expect things like this to result in some pretty heated discussion, but everybody seems to be in agreement that something needs to be done about global warming.

About 100 people packed the room at WSI Tri-Cities to join in the discussion.

The meeting was open to the public.

The Governor's goal is to look at the state's efforts to address climate change, and Ecology head Jay Manning says the conversation is going surprisingly well.

"We have folks who traditionally don't agree with each other in the room, and I think the urgency and climate change has become such that we don't, we haven't experienced a lot of disagreement," Manning said. 

The public was also allowed to join in on the discussions.

This is the fifth time this group has met, but the first in Tri-Cities.