US Democratic governors to participate in U.N. climate talks

  • FILE - In this July 28, 2021, file photo, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown visits the Bly Fire Camp on the southern edge of the Bootleg Fire in Klamath County, Ore. At least half a dozen U.S. governors including Brown, all Democrats, are heading to the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, to tout their state's climate progress at a critical moment in the United States' efforts to ramp down carbon emissions. (Arden Barnes/The Herald And News via AP, File)

  • In this March 11, 2016, file photo, Gov. John Bel Edwards, front right, looks out at the flooded streets of Golden Meadows Estates in Bossier City, La., while touring the area. At least a half dozen governors — all Democrats — plan to attend parts of the two-week United Nation's climate change conference in Glasgow, known as COP26. (Douglas Collier/The Shreveport Times via AP, File)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham talks at the Randall Davey Audubon Center on the outskirts of Santa Fe, N.M. At least half a dozen U.S. governors, all Democrats, are heading to the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, to tout their state's climate progress at a critical moment in the United States' efforts to ramp down carbon emissions. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, File)

  • FILE - In this March 13, 2016, file photo provided by Louisiana State Police, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards surveys floods in Vinton, La. At least half a dozen U.S. governors, all Democrats, are heading to the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, to tout their state's climate progress at a critical moment in the United States' efforts to ramp down carbon emissions. (Col. Mike Edmonson/Louisiana State Police via AP, File)

  • FILE - People stand near flood waters from Hurricane Lane making the intersection of Kamehameha Avenue and Pauahi Street impassable Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Hilo. At least a half dozen governors including Hawaii Gov. David Ige, all Democrats, plan to attend parts of the two-week United Nation's climate change conference in Glasgow, known as COP26. (Hollyn Johnson/Hawaii Tribune-Herald via AP, File)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — U.S. governors want a seat at the table as international leaders prepare to gather in Scotland at a critical moment for global efforts to reduce fossil fuel emissions and slow the planet’s temperature rise.