Oregon governor might veto 2 energy-related bills

Oregon governor might veto 2 energy-related bills

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Oregon governor might veto 2 energy-related bills

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by By BRAD CAIN, Associated Press Writer

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Posted on July 6, 2009 at 4:59 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 6 at 1:23 PM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Gov. Ted Kulongoski is looking at a possible veto of two bills he worries could slow Oregon's efforts to boost the green economy and reduce global warming.

One of the bills would trim a program that subsidizes green energy projects by reducing tax credits for large wind farms.

The other would allow old biomass plants to be counted toward the state's renewable energy standards that were adopted two years ago.

Kulongoski spokeswoman Anna Richter Taylor says the governor has not decided whether to sign or veto the bills. She says Kulongoski worries that both are a step backward.

The governor has until August 7th to act on those and other bills passed by the 2009 Legislature.

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