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.
Fallin also vetoed a Senate bill that allows ministers to refuse to perform same-sex marriages if they conflict with their religious beliefs that is similar to one of 27 bills that she signed.
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