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Save the Plastic Bag Coalition v. City & County of San Francisco

ELR Case

A California appellate court, in an unpublished opinion, upheld San Francisco's ban on the use of plastic "checkout bags" by retail establishments in the city and county. A group of plastic bag manufacturers and distributors filed suit...

H.R. 1686, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

Schmeer v. County of Los Angeles

ELR Case

A district court upheld a county ordinance prohibiting retail stores from providing plastic carryout bags and requiring them to charge customers 10 cents for each paper carryout bag provided. The paper carryout bag charge is not a tax...

Save the Plastic Bag Coalition v. City of Manhattan Beach

ELR Case

California's highest court reversed a lower court decision that a city needed to prepare an environmental impact report (EIR) for a local ordinance banning the use of plastic bags by local businesses. The court agreed that the...

H.R. 1628, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update