Nightly News   |  August 31, 2010

A plastic bag ban in Calif.?

Environmental costs and concerns have state lawmakers in Calif. considering a vote on a plastic bag ban. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: Plastic shopping bags may be about to go the way of public smoking in California . State lawmakers are set to vote on a plastic bag ban, arguing the 19 billion of them that are used per year are bad for the environment and cost the state $25 million a year to dump in the landfills. The plastic bag industry has been furiously opposed to the bill, calling it a job killer.