July 13th, 2010 | by BETH SLOVIC News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, City Hall, Environment

Opponents of Plastic Bags to Rally at City Hall

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Proponents of banning single-use plastic bags in Portland will testify in front of City Council Wednesday morning and stage a rally outside City Hall on Wednesday afternoon.

Mayor Sam Adams -- who supported a ban or a tax in 2007 as a commissioner, then backed away from the ideas in 2009 amid the recession -- is keeping mum about his latest idea for moving Portlanders away from the petroleum-based products. This afternoon he would not tell WW what he plans to say tomorrow when he addresses plastic-bag opponents at their noon rally.

But given the momentum in Salem for a statewide solution in 2011, it seems likely Adams will sign onto a local measure that urges state lawmakers to push for an Oregon ban. If they fail, then he'll craft a Portland ban.

It's not as if Adams has been shy about his desire to rid the environment of plastic shopping bags. Adams recently gave a preview of what's to come tomorrow to another outlet. Here's video from the interview, from Good:

 
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