#1 Legislators Consider Ban on Plastic Shopping Bags01-22-2009, 05:35 PM
If they pass this - I say we do like Glenn Back orchestrated for Gavin Dumbass in San Fagcisco - we box up all of our plastic bags and mail them to the idiot who originated the legislation.y Anita Kumar
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, January 22, 2009; Page B04
RICHMOND -- Virginia might once and for all put an end to that nagging question: Paper or plastic?
Legislators are considering banning plastic bags at grocery stores and chain retailers such as Target and Wal-Mart because of their potential harm to the environment.
The ubiquitous bags are blamed for choking birds and fish, floating into trees, rooftops and streets and sticking around years longer than paper.
"We're wasting energy. We're polluting," said Del. Adam P. Ebbin (D-Alexandria).
Virginia is not known for progressive environmental policy, but some lawmakers want to help the state find a place in the green movement.Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
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