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Pro-Plastic Bag Group Donates $100K for a Cleaner L.A. River

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A division of the L.A. Conservation Corps called the L.A. River Keepers combine classroom environmental education with outdoor work to help clean and green the waterway. In a year period, the young adult group has removed some 400,000 lbs trash and debris from the river, 26,000 square feet of invasive plants and 27,000 square feet of graffiti. Later this morning, Councilmember Ed Reyes and the American Chemistry Council will announce a $100,000 contribution to the program. The money is definitely a good thing, but it should be noted that the ACC created an arm called the Progressive Bag Affiliates, "created to fight municipal ordinances banning plastic grocery bags," according to SourceWatch. You can hear the ACC speak against Malibu banning bags on KCRW here.