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A Good Bye Plastic Bags (at least in Westport)

This well-heeled town has become the first community on the East Coast to ban plastic shopping bags, a move hailed by proponents as a watershed moment that could lead to a wider change in consumer habits. David Funkhouser, The Hartford Courant, 9/5/2008

In law school, I read dozens of cases on how state’s are the laboratories of democracy.

Prior to the New Deal, many of our of our Nation’s most important laws started in State legislatures.

Over the past 7 years, the Federal Government has done little if anything either in terms of enforcement or legislation of environmental laws. So it should come as no surprise that citizens are adopted local environmental laws on issues such as plastic bags and clotheslines.

This is an example of democracy at its finest.