The Governor vetoed a Maziarz/DelMonte bill that would have banned siting hazardous waste fills in locations with a potential to discharge into the Great Lakes System. In other words, it would have stopped the CWM expansion in Porter.
Now, I'm all for anything that stops hazardous waste from coming into our community, so I appreciate the frustration of many of the activists who had hoped Spitzer would do the right thing and sign the bill but now feel very let down.
My question: Governor Pataki, who was generally recognized as a Green Governor, vetoed this last year. Spitzer is also Green and has appointed some very well-known enviromental activists to top positions in his administration and yet he vetoed the bill. So, is there something terribly flawed in this approach and the good people fighting this fight just aren't listening to the concerns coming out of Albany or does this show that both Republicans and Democrats, regardless of how green they supposedly are, will carry the water for a big corporation like CWM?