A Connecticut Yankee in King Coal's Court
Connecticut Gov. John Rowland (R) on Friday vetoed the “Sooty Six” bill that would have forced the state’s six oldest and least efficient power plants to cut emissions of sulfur dioxide. His decision came the day before the bill would have automatically become law. Rowland had said he would sign the bill, and Democrats and environmentalists said the veto indicated that the governor cared more about the plants’ profits than the environment.