Tuesday, June 2, 2009

DC Council Unanimously Approves Bag Use Fee!!!

Today the DC City Council unanimously approved the Anacostia River Clean Up and Protection Act of 2009!

"Wherever the fault lies, the fact of the matter is our country's becoming inundated with plastic bags and plastic bottles," said council member Jack Evans, Ward 2 Democrat. "This is a first step to try to address that issue."

A second vote will be necessary before it goes to Mayor Fenty for his signature, but with the unanimously passing it looks like smooth sailing!

1 comment:

Jeb Stenhouse said...

This is excellent - very happy that the Council approved the bag fee!

Also, kasdc - you posted a question on my blog, DC for Marriage, a little while ago about when Wards 1 and 3 would vote on a marriage equality resolution. I just wanted to apologize for letting that comment pass me by, but I've got that question in to the Gertrude Stein Democrats and will let you know just as soon as I find out if they've got those Wards scheduled!