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Plastic Bag Legislation on Hold
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Plastic Bag Legislation on Hold

Sad news on the Plastic Bag front…

After Councilman Mark Squilla took on the twice-rejected plastic bag legislation and introduced a bill in April, and we’ve learned that the hearing scheduled for today will NOT happen.

According to an email from Clean Water Action (posted on our Facebook page),

I’m writing to thank you and let you know that Councilman Squilla has decided to pull the bag bill, due to lack of agreement among City Council members. Unfortunately, we were not able to sway enough support for the bill on such a short time table, but this gives us time to build our coalition of support that will continue to push for a bag bill next Fall or New Year when our new Mayor and City Council members are sworn in.

Bills are often put on hold when there’s not enough support – especially when council members aren’t hearing from their constituents.

What can you do?

Citizen feedback is essential! Whether you support a plastic bag fee or want to see another bill passed, contact your Philadelphia City Council member.

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

1 thought on “Plastic Bag Legislation on Hold

  1. Is there a group of Philadelphians committed to getting this legislature passed? A concerted citizen effort is needed and a prepared letter or “fill-in-the-blanks” type letter would be very helpful for reaching out to reps. Or a scripted phone call. Those kind of things make it extremely simple and easy for people to support the causes that matter to them, even if just a little bit.

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