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California's plastic bag ban suspended by ballot referendum

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s first-in-the-nation statewide ban on plastic shopping bags was put on hold Tuesday when state election officials confirmed a trade group had turned in enough signatures to place the issue before voters in 2016. 457 more words

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Referendum to Overturn Ban on Plastic Grocery Bags Qualifies For 2016 Ballot

On February 24, 2015 the California Secretary of State, Mr. Alex Padilla, certified that the referendum to Overturn California’s Statewide Ban on Plastic Grocery Bags qualified for the 2016 ballot and will be decided by voters. 349 more words

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What are the benefits of custom plastic bags?

Everywhere you turn around; you will find that people are against the use of plastics. Agreed that they are not eco-friendly and come with a number of disadvantages in tow, but that doesn’t stop us from using them in our day to day lives. 131 more words

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Missouri Bill Would Stop Cities From Banning Plastic Bags

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker who also leads an association of grocery stores is trying to stop cities and towns in the state from restricting the use of plastic bags, bucking a national trend toward banning their use to help the environment. 372 more words

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Plastic Bag Landscapes

Who would have thought photos of plastic bags could be so beautiful. Photos by Vilde J. Rolfsen.

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Plastic bag bans in Texas seem to be on the rise and working

AUSTIN (AP) — Austin has bans on plastic bags and one of the state’s strictest tree removal ordinances.

Denton became the first in the state to outlaw hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. 232 more words

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