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Foes of Plastic Bag Ban Want to Stop the 'Bag Police,' Releases Dramatic Video

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On the heels of a cute mockumentary in support of state legislation that would ban single-use plastic and other types of bags in most California stores, opponents have released their own advertisement.

The American Chemistry Council is framing the bill as a "billion dollar hidden grocery tax" that will eliminate manufacturing jobs in the state, where, by the way, there are 2.3 million unemployed people.

AB 1998, which is currently in the State Senate, is authored by Assemblymember Julia Brownley of Santa Monica and sponsored by Heal the Bay. Her intention is to stop the proliferation of plastic bags which end up in the ocean. They also don't break down in standard landfills, she says.