2015-01-22 – Kirkland Reporter – “Borderline comical.” As members of the Kirkland City council consider banning plastic grocery bags, they should keep those words in mind. More »
2015-01-22 – Breitbart – On Tuesday night, on an overwhelming 6-1 vote, the city council of Huntington Beach, California–which is officially known as “Surf City, USA“–directed the city staff to begin the process of repealing a policy that bans the use of plastic grocery bags, and requires grocery stores to charge a ten-cent fee on paper bags. More »
2015-01-20 – WFAA – We definitely hit a nerve when one of our producers posted a video on Facebook about confusion over Dallas' new ordinance on disposable bags. More »
2015-01-14 – Huntington Beach Independent – A newly elected Huntington Beach City Council member is looking to remove one of the most highly debated city ordinances of the past five years. More »
2015-01-09 – My FOX Austin – Governor-elect Greg Abbott won't be sworn in for another week and a half but already he's proposing sweeping changes to the way local government passes laws. More »
2014-12-29 – The American Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA) issued the following update from Executive Director Lee Califf on the signature gathering effort to qualify a referendum against SB 270. More »
2014-11-17 – Crains New York – In advance of a City Council hearing Wednesday on a proposed 10-cent fee on plastic and paper shopping bags, opponents of the bill are conducting a tour Tuesday of small businesses in Brooklyn that they claim would be hurt by it. More »
– In the Hopper – Given the sky-high cost of living in New York, among the highest in the country, the average consumer doesn’t have a lot of money to spare. This is particularly true in the outer boroughs, which are home to some of the poorest congressional districts in the country. So it’s disappointing that the Big Apple is the latest metropolis to contemplate misguided legislation to tax plastic grocery bags in an attempt to address litter.
2014-10-24 – Fight the Plastic Bag Ban – On 21 October 2014, the Fort Collins, Colorado City Council repealed the disposable bag ordinance which would have imposed a 5-cent fee for each disposable paper or plastic bag distributed by retailers in the city beginning on April 1, 2015. More »
– Plastics Today – According to Reason Foundation, opponents' claims that a ban on plastic bags will benefit the environment just "don't stand up to scrutiny." Instead, said the commentary by Lance Christensen, director of the pension reform project at Reason Foundation: "the ban is likely to do more harm than good both to the environment and to people's pocketbooks."
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