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Lawsuit Threatened to City over Plastic Bag Ban

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After both San Francisco and Malibu successfully passed plastic bag bans in their respective cities, Manhattan Beach is taking up the issue tonight at their City Council meeting. The measure is similar in nature to Malibu's ordinance, but opponents, Save the Plastic Bag Coalition, say the city did not go through the correct process to initiate such a ban and threatens to sue. Another issue to them is that paper bags are not addressed, which they contend are also bad for the environment. Santa Monica is also looking into a bag ban that will also have more regulations on paper bags.