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Excerpts: Los Angeles Times
The California Supreme Court says Manhattan Beach can ban retailers from using plastic bags without going through a lengthy environmental study on the increased use of paper bags.
“This is a great day for the Pacific Ocean,” Dan Jacobson, legislative director for Environment California, praised the ruling. “Cities and counties can now move forward with plans to protect our environment, and to safeguard the significant portion of our economy that depends on a healthy ocean and beaches.”…