30 September 2004

Schwarzenegger vetoes port smog curbs

Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday vetoed a bill to force the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to limit air pollution, angering environmentalists who said the health of surrounding residents was being threatened by dirty air from ships, trucks, trains and wharf equipment.[Los Angeles Times.]

This is what comes from yielding to media imagemaking and electing a Republican as governor.

I find it disheartening that just as the catastrophe of 2000 failed to lead to electoral college reform, the disaster of making Shwarzenegger governor of this overwhelmingly Democratic state has failed to lead to any push for reform of the idiotically structured Recall provision in California's Constitution.

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