City’s lawsuit seeks to block law targeting plastic bag ban

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Louisville’s waste management district is suing over a new state law that changes how garbage and recycling are regulated across the city and Jefferson County.

News outlets report that the lawsuit was filed Monday against several parties, including the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and 83 suburban cities in Jefferson County.

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It targets a bill signed into law by Gov. Matt Bevin last week that abolishes and reforms a local governing waste management board. The suit calls for an immediate injunction to block the changes.

The lawsuit says the new law violates the state’s constitution by only targeting Louisville. Mayor Greg Fischer’s office says the changes would roll back the city’s ban on plastic bags for yard waste.

Parties named in the suit were unavailable for comment.

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