IL Governor Quinn Vetoes Bad Bag Bill

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IL Governor Quinn Vetoes Bad Bag Bill

Governor has 100% environmental record for 2012
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W/ the veto of SB3442, @governorquinn has a 100% environmnetal record for 2012. Congrats, Governor!

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 1:20pm

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(3BL Media) August 28, 2012 - On Sunday, August 26, 2012, Governor Quinn announced his veto of SB3442, the "plastic bag bill."  This bill would have banned the municipal regulation of plastic bags, including community plastic bag bans, fees, and takeback programs.  This bill also would created a statewide program for the recycling of plastic bags.  Read more about this bill here.

As the Governor explained in his veto message, "Local authorities and the environmental community strongly oppose this program because the metrics are simply not aggressive enough and home rule preemption prevents more stringent local regulation."

13 year old Abby Goldberg collected 170,000 signatures to oppose this bill and presented them to the Governor in July. 

Last week, the Illinois Environmental Council released its 2012 scorecard.  Governor Quinn now has a 100% environmental record for the bills that he has taken action on during the 2012 session according to our scorecard.

Veto session is scheduled to begin November 27, 2012.  The sponsor may choose to override the veto.

In the meantime, thank Governor Quinn for taking action to support the environment through the contact form on his website.


Jennifer Walling
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Keywords: Environment & Climate Change | Environment & Climate Change | Governor Quinn | Illinois Environmental Council | plastic bag bill

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