by Donna Martinez
Former Senior Writer and Editor, John Locke Foundation
Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reports on early action in the special legislative session.
The General Assembly swiftly and easily voted Wednesday to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of House Bill 56.
The package of environmental law amendments diminishes counties’ monopoly on solid waste disposal sites and overturns what critics call an unconstitutional plastic bag ban.
Cooper said he vetoed the bill because it failed to provide more funding to state agencies charged with protecting water quality, weakened river protection from landfill discharges, and repealed the bag ban.
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