Palo Alto settles plastic bag suit

July 29, 2009 7:41:18 AM PDT
Palo Alto has now settled out of court with a group that sued to block the city's ban on plastic bags at local grocery stores.

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The ban, adopted by the city council, is still set to go into effect on September 18th.

The San Jose Mercury News reports that the city would leave the ban intact, and Palo Alto will not be required to pay any settlement money to the "Save the Plastic Bag Coalition." But the city agreed to conduct an environmental impact report before expanding the ban to drug stores and other retailers.

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