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We banned the bag in 100 communities.

In 2013, more cities and counties stood up to protect Pacific wildlife and passed bans on single-use plastic grocery bags. Now, more than 90 communities in California, from Marin to Los Angeles, are living bag free. Thanks to citizen support, California now has a network of 124 underwater state parks that protect our coast and wildlife.

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Santa Cruz Sentinel has it right | Dan Jacobson

Today's Santa Cruz Sentinel has a great editorial about the need for a statewide ban on single use plastic bags. check it out here

 

 

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News Release | Environment California

SANTA CRUZ BANS SINGLE USE PLASTIC BAGS

Sacramento, CA.- Santa Cruz became the 50th city to implement a single use plastic bag ban last night when the city council voted to ban plastic bags and put a fee on paper bags.

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Bill to ban plastic bags advances in Sacramento

With only 53 days left to ban single use plastic bags, Mike Lee of the San Diego Union Tribune has writen a very good story on the issue.

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News Release | Environment California

STATE PARKS TO STAY OPEN FOR THE SUMMER

70 State Parks that were slated to close on July 1st 2012 have been “rescued” from the budget chopping block. At this point only one park is slated to be closed due to budget shortfalls. The lone park scheduled for closure is Providence Mountains State Recreation Area (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=615)

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STATEWIDE PLASTIC BAG BAN BREEZES THROUGH KEY SENATE COMMITTEE | Dan Jacobson

Sacramento, CA- A bill to ban single use plastic bags passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee today and moved one step closer to the Governor’s desk. AB 298 (Brownley) would ban single use plastic bags and require a small fee on paper bags which would need to be made from recycled material. The vote was 4 to 2. The bill is now scheduled to be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Check out more here http://www.environmentcalifornia.org/news/cae/statewide-plastic-bag-ban-breezes-through-key-senate-committee

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