Henry Vetoes Oklahoma Bill On Nuclear Power

Monday, May 24th 2010, 9:01 pm
By: News On 6

Associated Press 

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Gov. Brad Henry has vetoed a bill that would have eased restrictions on nuclear power in Oklahoma.

Henry vetoed Senate Bill 2129 on Monday, saying the bill would "authorize actions that could serve as incentives for the construction of a nuclear power plant."

The bill would have removed from law a prohibition against the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority owning an interest in a nuclear generating plant.

In his veto message, Henry says nuclear power may hold great promise for Oklahoma in the future, but says it would be more appropriate for the state to study the issue further before proceeding.