Conn. Governor Vetoes Renewable Energy Bill

Law360, New York (May 26, 2010, 6:21 PM EDT) -- The Republican governor of Connecticut has vetoed a renewable energy bill that was passed by the state's Legislature earlier this month, citing concerns that it would raise rates for consumers.

Gov. M. Jodi Rell said Tuesday that the bill “would likely result in higher utility bills for consumers and, at a time when taxpayers simply cannot afford bigger government, [create] another state bureaucracy," despite claims that it would reduce electricity costs by promoting renewable energy use.

The governor added that the bill was “eerily reminiscent” of...
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