Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Schwarzenegger vetoes port bill that Palin opposed

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have imposed a pollution fee on cargo ships at California's ports, siding with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

The fee would have paid for clean-air programs but was opposed by the Republican vice presidential nominee, who wrote to Schwarzenegger saying it would lead to higher costs on goods shipped to her state. She asked Schwarzenegger to reject the bill in a letter dated the day before she was named Sen. John McCain's running mate.

Schwarzenegger has endorsed McCain's presidential bid....

No comments: