Advocates call for tighter regulation after Pa./Ohio train explosion | Monday Morning Coffee
Environmental advocates again have warned of the dangers posed by trains carrying hazardous materials after the 50-car derailment of a Norfolk Southern train along the Pennsylvania-Ohio border on Friday night sparked a massive explosion. Officials on Sunday were continuing to monitor the environmental impact of the incident in East Palestine, Ohio, according to CNN. The community’s mayor, Trent Conaway, assured residents Sunday […]
Municipalities want to limit carbon emissions. Pa. utilities want to preempt them
Nineteen states have passed legislation banning local governments from regulating utilities within their borders.
Plastic bag preemption suit takes aim at long time Harrisburg dealmaking mechanism
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 […]