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Battle Over Bags at Wilson Building

Proposed legislation on a 5 cent tax on paper and plastic bags drew scores of supporters and opponents to the John A. Wilson Building yesterday during a hearing on the issue. Legislative sponsors say the move is an environmental effort to help clean up the Anacostia River. Opponents say the bill would be an unfair expense for the already strapped poor. Read Nikita Stewart's full report.

By Marcia Davis  |  April 2, 2009; 6:52 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. Council  
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I missed the hearing, but this seems like a long fight.

Posted by: jrubin7 | April 2, 2009 12:35 PM | Report abuse

The charge of elitism is bogus.
See

http://notionscapital.wordpress.com/2009/04/02/shopping-bag-bill-elitism-or-environmentalism/

Posted by: MikeLicht | April 3, 2009 3:44 AM | Report abuse

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