https://socan.eco/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/reduce-reuse-recycle-5-Barkingside-21-300.jpg 283 300 Alan Journet https://socan.eco/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/SOCAN-logo-300x126.png Alan Journet2018-06-23 06:57:452018-06-23 06:57:45Texas Supreme Court Rules Cities Cannot Ban Plastic Bags
Texas Supreme Court Rules Cities Cannot Ban Plastic Bags
Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch: June 22nd, 2018
The Texas Supreme Court struck down the city of Laredo’s plastic bag ban—a decision that will likely overturn similar bans in about a dozen other cities, including Austin, Fort Stockton and Port Aransas.
The court ruled Friday that only the state has the authority to regulate solid waste disposal in Texas. In the 19-page opinion, Chief Justice Nathan Hecht wrote that the Texas Constitution prohibits city ordinances from conflicting with state law.
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