A little late but your system wouldn't let me in.
I can't believe that the host of this show about plastic bags didn't key in on two very important facts.
First plastic bags as stated do not use oil in their manufacturing cycle, so the 150,000 barrels of oil is such a lame use of facts and I am suprised that the senator would use it.
Secondly to make a big deal about your other guest being paid by the industry is also a lame excuse to undermind an opinion. It is a fact that the State of Oregon uses lobbyist's for specific things they want done in industry and Washington.
Another thing I might add is the use of not putting in a fee to get the usage down because of hard economic times. Everyone forgot to mention the hundreds if not thousands of people that will lose their jobs if this passes. Seems we should spend a little more time getting the recycling machines to perform better.
Lastly it would be wise to surf the internet for pictures of animals being hurt by these bags. I am aware of the turtle but are you aware that most of the enviromental pictures when not used with the campaign against plastic bags, are pictures of plastic that secures a six pack of soda or alcohol.
I would be more willing to except what is being done with the use of plastic bags if people who are supposed to be in the know whould spend some time researching the facts they use.
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