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Out-Of State Group Behind Portsmouth Bag Ban Will Keep Pushing Their Agenda

Monday we reported on an attempt by elements in the City of Portsmouth to advance another plastic bag ban. Yesterday, the Portsmouth City Council postponed a vote on the ban pending review by the City Manager. It is unclear what the city manager can do. There is no legislative support or enabling legislation. Correspondent Kimberly Haas from …

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Portsmouth Looking at Plastic Bag Ban Again- Council Meeting Tonight.

The Portsmouth, New Hampshire City Council is meeting tonight for the second reading of a proposal to ban plastic bags in the city council chamber, City hall, starting at 7 pm. This is not the Council’s first dance with a proposed bag ban. Back in the spring of 2015 a Blue Ribbon Committee on Sustainable …

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Proposed Plastic Bag Ban Will Be Bad For Portsmouth

Portsmouth has a Blue Ribbon Committee on Sustainable Practices and like any good committee it must forever practice things that sustain the committee.  To that end the busybodies have identified the next great environmental evil.  Single-use plastic bags are bad for Portsmouth (and the world!).  They plan to submit a proposal to the City Council …

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Bette Midler California Bag Ban – No, It’s Not About Plastic Surgery

If ever you needed proof that some celebrities are dopes then the recent effort by a cast of millionaire limousine liberals to help pass a state wide bag ban in California should serve.  No, it’s not a bill to require plastic surgery, it would make the misnamed single use plastic grocery bag extinct across the …

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The Human Cost of Plastic Bag Bans… (Updated – new link added)

What are the unidentified costs of banning disposable shopping bags?  I’ve been speculating for months. In this video PERC Lone Mountain Fellow Jonathan Klick argues that the presence of harmful bacteria (in reusable grocery bags whose use is mandated after plastic bag bans are put in place) creates a health cost that has not been …

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L.A. Plastic Bag Ban – By The Way…Reusable Bags Might Be Worse For The Environment

This is almost a palate cleanser but then it is not.   Apparently the LA plastic bag ban was motivated by celebrity goobers with green thumbs. Egged on by actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus and an array of environmental groups, the City Council voted 13 to 1 to phase out plastic bags over the next 12 months at an estimated …

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Happy “Dependence Day” Seattle – Your City Just Banned Plastic Bags

Nothing says freedom like telling your citizens or local businesses what to do.  But Seattle is not exactly a bastion of Freedom and liberty.  And today is no different. The Seattle City Council has voted to ban plastic grocery bags. This is another win by so-called environmental groups that claim the bags fill up landfills …

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Use That Organic Cotton Shopping Bag 20,000 Times or It’s Worse for the Environment

“Our assumptions about what is environmentally friendly don’t always stand up to scrutiny.” Recent research by the Ministry of Environment and Food in Denmark, published by the DEPA (Denmark Environmental Protection Agency), – Executive summary in English begins on page 13 – reinforces claims I’ve made here for years. The replacement for plastic shopping bags are …

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