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Lawyers spent almost an hour in the Texas Supreme Court arguing whether Laredo’s 2015 ban on plastic grocery bags was illegal. The future of bag bans in cities across the state could hinge on the case. 

Single-use bag ban advocates hold a press conference before the Tex...

The state Supreme Court’s decision could have far-reaching implications for Texas cities that already have similar bag bans, as well as other cities such as Galveston that are considering enacting their own.

January 8, 2018

After nearly ten years of grassroots organizing, the City of Laredo joined nine other Texas cities when in passing its Single-Use Checkout Bag ordinance in 2015. The Laredo Merchants Association sued to stop it from going into effect. A State District Court Judge ruled...

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