Playing Politics with Plastic Bags

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Last year, the legislature passed and Governor Brown signed a ban on plastic bags in California. The ban won't go into effect unless voters approve it -- but that wasn't enough. The plastic bag industry protested and gathered enough signatures to put a measure on next year's ballot, and is now gathering signatures for a second measure — which could lead to widespread confusion. (We asked the plastic bag makers who wrote the initiatives to appear on our program, but they declined our invitation.)

Credits

Guests:
Dan Morain - Columnist at CALmatters - @DanielMorain, Ben Boychuk - City Journal - @benboychuk, Mark Murray - Californians against Waste - @cawrecycles

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Gideon Brower