Oklahoma governor vetoes bill similar to her executive order

 Oklahoma governor vetoes bill similar to her executive order

Caption: Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed two bills, including a Senate bill that requires the state to develop a plan to comply with Environmental Protection Agency rules regarding carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.

In a veto message issued Friday, Fallin said the bill conflicts with an executive order she issued on Tuesday that prohibits the state from developing an implementation plan.

Proposed EPA regulations mandate a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. But Fallin says the federal government is overreaching its authority and compliance would be costly.

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