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Stuff that happens on Fridays: state lawmakers let ‘ocean plastic’ bill die

Friday, May 24, 2013

Assembly bill 521 aimed to reduce 95 percent of plastic pollution along California’s coastline by 2024. It would have required manufacturers to figure out how to keep most plastic junk out of state waterways. It died (or, if you prefer, was killed) today in the Assembly Appropriations Committee, without a vote. That way, you see, no politician got their hands dirty. AP

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