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Going Bagless

Since California is one of the most environmentally progressive states in the nation, it’s no surprise that our governor is currently sitting on a bill, already approved by the state legislature, that could make “green” history. 463 more words

Environment

The Spin of Truth

The sun comes up every morning. If it ever ceases to, we won’t know, we will not have survived that loss. Few concepts in our modern lives are quite so certain. 1,298 more words

Environmental Issues

Plastic bag bans are illegal, Abbott says

AUSTIN (AP/KXAN) — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says municipal bans on single-use plastic bags are illegal.

In a five-page attorney general’s opinion Friday, the Republican gubernatorial nominee said a state law prohibits local governments from prohibiting, restricting or charging a fee, for solid waste management purposes, for “the use of a container or package in a manner not authorized by state law.” 176 more words

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Annoying Rules that Just Might Save Us

On July 1, an ordinance that bans disposable bags from grocery stores took effect in my county. In the weeks leading up to the ban, I noticed numerous flyers designed to prepare us for this impending shift, and yet in spite of this ample warning, and in spite of the fact that I’ve had nearly a month to adjust, it seems that I’m always forgetting about my reusable bags (and I have many!) until the moment I’ve set foot in the grocery store. 534 more words

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