Plastic bag preemption suit takes aim at long time Harrisburg dealmaking mechanism

BY: - April 19, 2021

A legal challenge filed by Pennsylvania local governments to eliminate a state law blocking them from regulating single-use plastics could also threaten Harrisburg dealmaking as we know it. The suit, filed in Commonwealth Court in March by the cities of Philadelphia and West Chester, the township of Lower Merion, and the borough of Narberth, argues […]

Legislative plastic bag study utilized industry research, finds fee effective

BY: - July 1, 2020

A state-funded analysis on single-use plastic bag bans requested by a powerful state Senator quoted an industry-sponsored expert and cited research funded by a bag manufacturer in the lawmaker’s own backyard. But the report still concluded that a fee on single-use bags would save consumers $82 million a year while taking nearly 2 million bags […]