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California’s Plastic-Bag Ban Suspended By Ballot Referendum
CBS Los Angeles ^ | 02/24/2015

Posted on 02/24/2015 12:55:17 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum

Edited on 02/24/2015 1:07:39 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A trade group has turned in enough signatures to qualify a referendum on California’s plastic bag ban law, suspending implementation of the nation’s first statewide ban until voters weigh in on the November 2016 ballot, state elections officials said Tuesday.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: bag; bags; ballot; ban; california; plastic; plasticbag; plasticbags; referendum; suspended
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1 posted on 02/24/2015 12:55:17 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Kool.


2 posted on 02/24/2015 12:57:11 PM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Trade Group Sacks Proposed Law. Legislators Left Holding the Bag.


3 posted on 02/24/2015 1:00:23 PM PST by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I was hoping there would be a referendum on this issue.


4 posted on 02/24/2015 1:02:25 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If the people lead, the leaders will eventually follow.


5 posted on 02/24/2015 1:02:33 PM PST by null and void (No crime, real or imagined, is too small to not be declared a felony.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"I just want to say one word to you -- just one word -- 'plastics.'"


6 posted on 02/24/2015 1:04:14 PM PST by moovova
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The apparatchiks need a place for their feces? How they dare a trade group steal their progressive label and referendum the anointed climate changers.


7 posted on 02/24/2015 1:06:56 PM PST by Steamburg (Other people's money is the only language a politician respects)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

JHC! Those bags already have multiple uses. Inserts for small garbage cans, putting garden harvest in them, picking up pet waste, and our local grocery store credits 5 cents per bag if they are re-used in their store.


8 posted on 02/24/2015 1:11:13 PM PST by Straight8
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I like it. The Peoples Republic of Long Beach (R) has a city ban, but Los Alamitos, Lakewood and Signal Hill are close, and don't have such a head of fluff in their city councils...
9 posted on 02/24/2015 1:11:30 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Steamburg

Speaking of feces, the bags are multiuse. I use them for leavings by Rufus and Emma.


10 posted on 02/24/2015 1:12:50 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Does a referendum in California mean anything? Don’t the leftists just go around the voters with executive orders and activist judges?


11 posted on 02/24/2015 1:13:00 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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Unintended consequences: a new plastic bag was invented that is “sold” for a dime in Laguna Beach at Albertsons. It is the strongest best plastic bag ever! And it must be a-ok with the junk science crowd. I think some couple in Oregon produces it, probably for less than a penny, but you know how City Councils find ways to punish the abusers who insist on sterile, non-bacteria infested reusable grocery bags (and, ahem, fill their public coiffers).


12 posted on 02/24/2015 1:14:15 PM PST by The Westerner
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Surprised by this. Good for them.

We have had a bag ban here for sometime. In the middle of a recession it just makes life harder.

13 posted on 02/24/2015 1:19:14 PM PST by what's up
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

What always gets me is that nobody ever asks why we have plastic bags in the first place.

The reason why we have plastic bags is because a previous generation of enviro-extremists pushed for them. They pushed plastic bags on us in the early ‘80s, to be used instead of paper bags. They wanted to get rid of paper bags to save the rainforests.

So today, enviro-extremists have decided we should get rid of plastic bags. BUT IT’S BECAUSE OF ENVIRO-EXTREMISM that we have plastic bags in the first place!!!!

So, were they wrong to foist plastic bags on us 30 years ago, or are they wrong now to want to get rid of them? Were they wrong then or are they wrong now???


14 posted on 02/24/2015 1:34:07 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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So, were they wrong to foist plastic bags on us 30 years ago, or are they wrong now to want to get rid of them? Were they wrong then or are they wrong now???

Sigh. You really just don't get it, do you? THEY'RE BOTH WRONG. Okay? Both! BAGS ARE WRONG. They are a perfect example of white privilege. The vast majority of people who own stock in companies that make plastic bags are HETERO WHITE MALES. Can the subject get even remotely more clear?!

Sheesh, some people.

15 posted on 02/24/2015 1:40:03 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

George Carlin on Global Warming
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB0aFPXr4n4


16 posted on 02/24/2015 1:42:16 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They will pass the referendum. Then some court will overturn the will of the people and it will all return to paper rather than plastic.
Welcome to California!
Freegards
LEX


17 posted on 02/24/2015 1:50:33 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

bump


18 posted on 02/24/2015 1:52:43 PM PST by GeronL
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To: Dilbert San Diego
The reason why we have plastic bags is because a previous generation of enviro-extremists pushed for them.

Exactly. It's these same idiots that banned using paper bags back then. What's next? What moronic method for carrying or packing groceries will they dream up now? These people on the left all need to be contained in rubber rooms and straight jackets and lots of duct tape! Instead, they get cushy government jobs and pensions and infest and infect every aspect of American life. Insanity.

19 posted on 02/24/2015 1:57:46 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie)
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I’m so glad. I’ve been hoarding them, and I’m running out of room.


20 posted on 02/24/2015 2:00:26 PM PST by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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