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AG Coakley OKs Concord plastic water bottle ban
The Boston Herald ^ | September 5, 2012 | Ira Kantor

Posted on 09/06/2012 12:59:57 PM PDT by ex91B10

It’s a watershed moment for Concord residents as single-serve plastic water bottles will be officially banned in the town, effective Jan. 1....state Attorney General Martha Coakley ruled that the controversial bylaw...does not violate state or constitutional law in any way.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aclumia; bottledwater; gaiaandstate; greenieweenies; nannystate; plasticbottles; plastics; prohibition; rights
FTA: "...written and petitioned by an 84-year-old grandmother of six in town...she took up the cause out of concern for the environment and that businesses could recoup any potential lost revenue by selling reusable bottles."

Now she can set her sights on the "Juicy-Juice" crowd.

1 posted on 09/06/2012 1:00:03 PM PDT by ex91B10
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To: ex91B10

Residents should buy the water out of town and throw the empties on the town hall steps.


2 posted on 09/06/2012 1:12:37 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I can haz CW 2 now?)
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To: Drill Thrawl

Drive to New Hampshire and pay less, bring it back over the border.


3 posted on 09/06/2012 1:17:12 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: ex91B10
It’s a watershed moment for Concord residents as single-serve plastic water bottles will be officially banned in the town, effective Jan. 1....state Attorney General Martha Coakley ruled that the controversial bylaw...does not violate state or constitutional law in any way.

Everybody in Concord can sleep soundly tonight, knowing that their biggest problem of the year has been solved!

They can sleep soundly as long as they do not think about how much money and time was wasted solving a non problem.

4 posted on 09/06/2012 1:22:18 PM PDT by olezip
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To: ex91B10
This is what got to me.

However, there are provisions in the bylaw that allow businesses to sell single-serve plastic water bottles in the case of an emergency.

WTF?

5 posted on 09/06/2012 1:30:39 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum
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To: ex91B10

” “Honestly, we did it with the best of intentions”

Best if intentions = tyranny. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

“and we hope that people realize this is a small change,”

He said while boiling the frog slowly.

“We’re hoping also as we move forward that people will realize it’s not a big change and we can adapt because 20 years ago, we didn’t have this product and we were all just fine.”

Moving 20 years into the past is not moving forward.


6 posted on 09/06/2012 1:43:13 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: ex91B10
Big Brother knows best.


7 posted on 09/06/2012 1:43:18 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: lowbridge
Moving 20 years into the past is not moving forward.

Neither is moving 700 years in the past.

8 posted on 09/06/2012 1:59:28 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Obama A man without an American mission.)
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To: ex91B10

...and to think that Minutemen fought and died on Battle Road and at North Bridge in Concord so that she had the freedom to do this! Ugh!


9 posted on 09/06/2012 2:04:47 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: ex91B10
...state Attorney General Martha Coakley ruled...

The AG doesn't "rule."

Talk about conditioning for the police state!

10 posted on 09/06/2012 2:19:44 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: ex91B10; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono

"Egads! The Prohibition movement has even moved onto outlawing water!"

11 posted on 09/07/2012 8:32:01 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The guy who was going to stop the rise of the oceans now can’t even fend off a few raindrops.)
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