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Growing Influence

The agribusiness lobby is well known as one of the most powerful in Washington, D.C., and many states. Less well known is the fact that big agribusiness interests are among the largest roadblocks to cleaner water for the American people. 

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Keep Plastic Out of Puget Sound

Puget Sound is threatened by plastic pollution. Plastic trash persists for hundreds of years and can kill or harm whales, turtles, seabirds and other marine animals. Single use plastic bags are a significant part of the problem. To reduce ocean pollution and protect the environment, dozens of national and local governments across the planet have taken official action to reduce or eliminate single use plastic bags. State and local governments in Washington should follow their lead and ban the use of plastic grocery bags.

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Seattle officials vote to ban plastic bags

The Seattle City Council voted Monday to ban single-use plastic bags from groceries and other retail stores, joining a growing trend among cities that embrace green values.

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Use only reusable bags today on ‘A Day Without a Bag’

Today is “A Day Without a Bag,” a day holiday shoppers and retailers are asked not to use single-use, plastic shopping bags but to use reusable bags instead.

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Mukilteo makes 'large statement' with bag ban

Shoppers and retailers alike now have a year to get used to the fact they'll no longer be able to use plastic bags for groceries or convenience-store goodies.

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