Plastic Bag Industry Threatens to Sue Santa Monica
So Santa Monica was getting ready to ban plastic bags earlier this week when the plastic bag industry with their ridiculous website, savetheplasticbag.com (what is with that Obama picture they're using?), threatened to sue them, writes GreenLAGirl. The problem was that Santa Monica did not do an environmental impact report so the City Council deferred action until that was done. City staff said that shouldn't push back the date of banning plastic bags since they had other studies to do too and now they will do them concurrently. Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Pasadena and Los Angeles have all recently passed or are looking into plastic bag bans over the past year.