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Sacramento plastic bag ban moves ahead

Sacramento, CA – The City Council’s Law and Legislation Committee unanimously approved a draft ordinance banning single-use plastic bags citywide. Satisfying this procedural requirement keeps the ban on track for a final vote by the full City Council later in 2013. Next, Sacramento will commission an initial study of the proposed ordinance’s environmental impacts. The ordinance would bar grocery, drug, and convenience stores from distributing single-use plastic checkout bags within city limits.

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Where is LA’s plastic bag ban?

Los Angeles, CA – One year ago today, the Los Angeles City Council committed to banning plastic bags in a historic 13-1 vote. City staffers have spent the intervening year drafting a proposed ordinance and conducting an exhaustive study. Their findings are in, and they’ve proposed banning plastic bags citywide as the best way to protect LA’s environment and the Pacific Ocean. But the same Council that committed to a plastic bag ban 13-1 has yet to even schedule a vote.

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Sen. Alex Padilla’s plastic bag ban bill moves to floor

Sacramento, CA – Legislation to ban single-use plastic bags across California took another step toward becoming law. The Senate’s Appropriations Committee voted this morning to approve SB 405, clearing the way for a floor vote by the full Senate. Written by Alex Padilla (Pacoima), the bill would ban single-use plastic checkout bags in grocery, drug, and convenience stores.

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Supreme Court upholds plastic bag ban. Again.

Sacramento, CA – The California Supreme Court has denied an appeal challenging the Los Angeles County reusable bag ordinance, upholding the appellate court’s ruling in Los Angeles County’s favor. The lawsuit, brought by plastic bag manufacturer Hilex Poly Co. and named individuals, had sought to repeal the county’s 2010 plastic bag ban. A unanimous appellate court upheld the ban in March.

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Sen. Alex Padilla's Plastic Bag Ban Bill Moves Ahead

Sacramento – Legislation to ban single-use plastic bags across California took another step toward becoming law. The Senate’s Environmental Quality Committee voted this morning to approve SB 405, moving the legislation closer to a final vote on the Senate floor later this session. Written by Alex Padilla (Pacoima), the bill would ban single-use plastic checkout bags in grocery, drug, and convenience stores.

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Sacramento Ocean Day draws citizens from across the state

On Tuesday, April 16, ocean conservation advocates and experts from across California will convene at the California State Capitol for Ocean Day. Efforts to lessen sea level rise impacts, reduce marine debris, and implement the Marine Life Protection Act have created a groundswell of support for smart and science-based ocean policy. Residents and activists will meet with legislators to send the message that marine conservation should continue to be a priority for the state. With California’s ocean economy driving $43 billion in revenue and nearly 400,000 jobs each year, sustainable management is a wise investment.

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Statewide plastic bag ban bill moves ahead

Sacramento – Legislation to ban single-use plastic bags across California took another step toward becoming law. The Assembly’s Natural Resources Committee voted this afternoon to approve AB 158, setting the stage for a final vote on the Assembly floor later this session. As written by Assemblymember Marc Levine (San Rafael), the bill would ban single-use plastic checkout bags in grocery, drug and convenience stores.

Dana Point Plastic Bag Ban in Effect

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Dana Point's plastic bag ban is in effect. Thanks to all our members, activists, and supporters for their great work in this issue!

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Huntington Beach bans plastic bags

The Huntington Beach City Council voted tonight to ban single-use plastic bags within city limits. With its vote, Huntington Beach became the 70th local government in California to take action against plastic bag pollution. Over seven million Californians, nearly one out of every five people residing in the state, now live in a community that has approved a single-use plastic bag ban.

Sacramento Votes today on Plastic Bag Ban

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The Sacramento City Council will hold it's first vote on a plastic bag ban ordinance. The city's Law and Legislation Committee meets at 2:00pm, and will decide whether the cities moves forward to clean up one of the worst forms of plastic pollution in our ocean. Come to City Hall at 915 I Street to speak out for the ocean!

At 9:45am, Environment California will host a press conference outside City Hall with two members of the Sacramento City Council, Californians Against Waste, and local environmental activists. Join as as we call on the City Council to ban single-use plastic bags in the shadow of our giant inflatable sea turtle.

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