– Reason Foundation – Proponents of the ban claim it will benefit the environment. But a comprehensive analysis recently undertaken by Reason Foundation, which looked at the impact of plastic bag bans on the environment, found these claims don’t stand up to scrutiny. Indeed, the ban is likely to do more harm than good both to the environment and to people’s pocketbooks.
2014-10-13 – FlashReport – Immediately following Gov. Jerry Brown signing the bill by Sen. Alex Padilla to ban the use of plastic bags at grocery stores and tax paper bags, now the progressive left is whining about the plastic bag industry initiating a referendum process for a vote of the people for the November 2016 election. More »
2014-10-10 – Plastics Today – Since California's passage and approval of SB 270 by the California legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown, the manufacturing community has had much to say about this bill that many see as just plain "bad science." More »
2014-10-06 – Watchdog.org – California became the first state in the nation to enact a statewide ban on plastic shopping bags this week, taking a concept that had been limited to nanny cities and broadening it in brand new ways. More »
2014-10-04 – Vox – "If you want to use your shopping choices to benefit wildlife and the environment as a whole, the type of bag you use is far less important than what you put inside it." More »
2014-10-01 – American Conservative Union – Jim Lacy, ACU board member and author of "Taxifornia," discusses California's plastic bag ban on FOX Business' Varney and Company. More »
2014-10-01 – National Review Online – a statement signing the ban into law, Governor Jerry Brown argued that “This bill is a step in the right direction — it reduces the torrent of plastic polluting our beaches, parks, and even the vast ocean itself. . . . We’re the first to ban these bags, and we won’t be the last.” While the governor may unfortunately prove correct in his prediction of future statewide bans to come, he’s almost certainly wrong that they in any way help the environment. More »
– FlashReport – The back room deal between the California Grocers Association and United Food and Commercial Workers labor union paid off; Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill to ban and tax plastic and paper grocery bags… despite that all types of plastic shopping bags can be recycled into new bags.
2014-09-30 – PR Newswire – The American Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA) issued the following statement from Executive Director Lee Califf in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to sign SB 270 (Padilla) into law. More »
2014-09-28 – Orange County Breeze – As an animal lover, I want to save the environment and educate people about the harm caused when plastic bags are tossed onto streets or into oceans. What I don’t want is more government intrusion and that’s what we’ll have if Governor Jerry Brown signs Senate Bill 270 – the statewide plastic bag ban. More »
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