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Bill Could Change How One Kentucky County Manages its Waste

The Kentucky House of Representatives will review House Bill 246 on Wednesday, which would change the way Jefferson County, Ky., manages its waste if approved.

The Kentucky House of Representatives will review House Bill 246 on Wednesday, which would change the way Jefferson County, Ky., manages its waste if approved. The bill would get rid of the county’s current plastic bag ban and all other waste department regulations on August 31, unless the regulations are reauthorized by the new waste management board.

WFPL has more:

A bill that would fundamentally change the way Louisville Metro manages solid waste is set for passage in the Kentucky House of Representatives this week. City officials worry the bill is meant to roll back Louisville’s environmental progress — like banning plastic leaf bags, for example — but the bill’s proponents argue the measure is a much-needed overhaul of the county’s waste management district.

If House Bill 246 becomes law, it would mean Jefferson County’s waste management district wouldn’t have the power to require suburban cities to do anything more than comply with state and federal laws. This would effectively nullify the plastic bag ban in certain areas of Jefferson County.

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