Group Opposes Proposed Bag Ban in L.A.

LOS ANGELES — The energy and environment committee of the City Council here was scheduled to consider a proposal Thursday to ban all paper and plastic bags in retail stores.

Opposing the proposal, the American Progressive Bag Alliance issued a statement that said: "The proposed policy will have no real impact on litter. Instead it will only force residents to purchase less environmentally-friendly alternatives like reusable bags, nearly all of which a

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