ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Minnesota's governor is committing the state to
upholding the Paris climate change accord by joining an alliance set up by other
states with the same goal.

Gov. Mark Dayton says he signed onto the U.S. Climate Alliance which was formed
after President Donald Trump announced last week that the U.S. would withdraw
from the Paris climate change agreement reached by 195 countries last year.

California, New York and Washington started the alliance. Minnesota, Puerto
Rico and eight other states signed on Monday. Alliance members pledge to reduce
emissions 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels.