Grayslake youngster asks Quinn not to sign anti-plastics-ban bill
More than 150,000 people have joined a growing campaign on Change.org calling on Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to stop big plastic from thwarting the efforts of a 12-year-old girl from Grayslake who is working to pass a plastic bag ban in her community.
Abby Goldberg was working to ban single-use plastic bags in her community as part of a school project. After beginning to mobilize many in her community to support the effort, lobbyists with the plastics industry put pressure on statewide legislators to prevent local communities in Illinois from banning plastic bags.
“My friends and I were beginning to make great progress, until the oil and chemical industry pulled a dirty trick to kill my campaign,” said Abby Goldberg. “These lobbyists passed a bill that would make it illegal for towns across Illinois to create plastic bag bans.”
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