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Maryland Foam Packaging Ban, Energy Bills to Become Law

May 24, 2019, 7:50 PM

Maryland will join Maine and Vermont in banning foam food containers.

The prohibition on certain styrofoam products will become law absent action by Gov. Larry Hogan (R). The governor told lawmakers May 24 that he would let a bill (H.B. 109) imposing the ban next year take effect without his signature.

A separate bill (S.B. 516) that would require the state to get half of its energy from renewable sources by 2030 also will become law without the governor’s action. Although he criticized S.B. 516 as being politically motivated in a...

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