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L.A. County to Pursue Plastic Bag Ban

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Despite the optimistic future for AB 1998, the statewide ban on plastic bags, Los Angeles County Supervisors are going ahead with efforts to pass their own ordinance.

Earlier this month the County completed an environmental impact report making it possible to go forward with such an ordinance. Plastic bag manufactures have sued counties who have tried to pass similar ordinances in the past due to insufficient environmental impact reports, according to Gina Goodhill, an Ocean Advocate for Environment California, which has also been dedicated to securing the ban after collecting over 1,800 letters of support letters from people in the county.