Calif. High Court Reinstates City's Plastic Bag Ban

Law360, New York (July 14, 2011, 6:04 PM EDT) -- California's highest court on Thursday reinstated a ban on plastic bags in Manhattan Beach, Calif., reversing a lower court's decision that the city could not enact the measure until it prepared a full environmental impact report.

The California Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the city's declaration based on an initial environmental study that its plastic bag ordinance would not have a significant effect on the environment was sufficient to comply with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act and allow the city to move forward...
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