Pennsylvania Governor will DENY Plastic Bag Ban Bill
Penn. Governor Tom Wolf has announced that he would veto the State Bill HB 1071, looking to preempt municipalities from passing any form of ban or fee on plastic bags. Gov. Wolfs reasoning was simple, he believes that local officials should be making decisions that would heavily affect the people in their region. While the bill did barely pass in both legislative chambers, it is unlikely there will be enough votes to challenge the veto. Cities such as Philadelphia are already focusing on other waste goals. They are researching ways to turn processed food into biodegradable pellets, or bio-gas. A way around the bag ban, is having bag drop off locations or reusing bags. In Boston, 20 municipalities (now 54) have started a bag ban, that has proven to be wildly successful.