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Ban on plastic bags in Seattle? Group gearing up for one more try

The consequences of just taking the plastic bags that are doled out at most grocery chains is devastating to the health of local waters and wildlife. That’s the message from Environment Washington – a group that has issued a renewed call for a ban on plastic at checkout stands in Seattle.

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Environmentalists ask Seattle to ban plastic bags

Representatives of an environmental coalition and a marine-biology researcher Thursday called on the Seattle City Council to ban plastic bags as a way to protect Puget Sound marine life.

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Why Seattle Should Ban Plastic Bags

It’s April 2010. A gray whale dies in Puget Sound and washes up on Arroyo Beach in West Seattle. Scientists perform a necropsy and discover that inside this majestic creature’s stomach are 20 plastic bags.

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Port Townsend research provides data for statewide report urging ban of plastic bags

An environmental group pushing to ban plastic bags statewide has published a report that drew from material assembled by the Port Townsend Marine Science Center.

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Environmental group posts new billboard in Yakima

A Washington-based environmental group wants to educate people on oil subsidies. They unveiled a new billboard on West Mead Avenue today.

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