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A year after California enacted a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, environmental groups say early data shows a significant dip in plastic trash.  Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric has more.

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Is Proposition 67 - the ballot initiative that would ban stores from giving away plastic grocery bags -- a "tax" that would provide no money toward environmental protection?  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact fact-checker Chris Nichols checks out that claim.

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The battle over whether California should ban single-use plastic bags is already headed to voters this fall.  Now it looks like they'll also be asked where proceeds from bag fees charged to consumer should be spent.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

California's Plastic Bag Ban Will Go To Voters

Feb 25, 2015
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Opponents of the California state-wide plastic bag ban have collected enough signatures to put the law to a test on the ballot.  The announcement was made yesterday (Tuesday).  As Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports, the referendum sets the stage for a long and contentious campaign.

No California Plastic Bag Ban...Yet

Dec 30, 2014
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The statewide ban on plastic bags at grocery stores and many other outlets that was due to go into effect next summer will now be postponed for more than a year.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, it looks like enough signatures have been gathered to force a referendum on the controversial bag ban.