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Is the Ban on Plastic Bags Legal? The State's About to Weigh In

Image via Ban the Bag/Facebook
Image via Ban the Bag/Facebook

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While Dallas hasn't yet banned the offensive-to-the-environment receptacle known as the plastic bag, other Texas cities (ahem, Austin) have taken the lead on saying it's a wrap. Now, the state Attorney General's office is trying to determine whether the ban on the bags is legal. According to The Texas Tribune, state Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Canton is questioning whether the bans are in compliance with the state's health and safety laws.

"I can't begin to tell you how many phone calls we received about the legality of the bans," said Flynn to the pub. "There are a lot of people who are really inconvenienced by it."
· AG's Office Poised to Weigh In on Plastic Bag Bans [TexTrib]