Skip to comments.California’s Plastic-Bag Ban Suspended By Ballot Referendum
Posted on 02/24/2015 12:55:17 PM PST by E. Pluribus UnumEdited 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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Trade Group Sacks Proposed Law. Legislators Left Holding the Bag.
I was hoping there would be a referendum on this issue.
If the people lead, the leaders will eventually follow.
The apparatchiks need a place for their feces? How they dare a trade group steal their progressive label and referendum the anointed climate changers.
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.
Speaking of feces, the bags are multiuse. I use them for leavings by Rufus and Emma.
Does a referendum in California mean anything? Don’t the leftists just go around the voters with executive orders and activist judges?
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).
We have had a bag ban here for sometime. In the middle of a recession it just makes life harder.
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???
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.
George Carlin on Global Warming
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!
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.
I’m so glad. I’ve been hoarding them, and I’m running out of room.
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