A group established by the Midwestern Governors Association (MGA) for the purpose of establishing a cap-and-trade system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has leaked some of the details of the program. The group, which was set to release its goals to the public and to Congress later this week, leaked some of the details to the press. The plan would aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent from 2005 levels by 2020, and 80 percent by 2050. The recommendations come as a result of an agreement reached in 2007 by the MGA. MGA spokesman Jesse Heier said, “We realized that if we didn't participate, the coasts were going to decide what climate change policy will look like.”