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Banning the plastic bag shouldn't be this hard
Banning the plastic bag shouldn't be this hard

Another year, another fierce lobbying campaign to block a much-needed ban on single-use plastic bags. The Assembly on Monday bowed to industry pressure and narrowly rejected the latest bill to phase out disposable plastic shopping bags. Yet there is still hope for this important piece of environmental legislation. The bill was just three votes shy of passage — so close after more than a dozen unsuccessful attempts to curtail the bags statewide. State Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) says he intends to bring his bill back for one more vote before the legislative session ends this week, and this time, we hope lawmakers finally ban the bag. Senate Bill 270 would prohibit large grocery...

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