Friday, October 03, 2008

To bad West Oakland....

Arnold declined the bill to address pollution by opposing a fee at are ports caused by ships importing and exporting materials and opposing fees to trucks that do not meet environmental regulations.

The fees of up to $30 per 20-foot equivalent unit on each shipping container processed at the ports would have been used to alleviate congestion at the ports by funding projects to improve flow and efficiency.

The fees, which were expected to raise about $300 million a year statewide, also would have mitigated air pollution caused by the movement of cargo to and from the ports.

In a veto message that he issued late Tuesday, Schwarzenegger said "he rejected the nitrogen oxide, which is a smog-forming pollutant, and 75 percent of all diesel particulate matter pollution."

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