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At the June 13 meeting, opinions were nuanced. Proponents of a ban cited what they called the “wasteful” consumption of fossil fuels used to create plastic bags and the effects that plastic bag pollution has on wildlife as reasons to support the bill. Opponents felt that a ban would do little to solve these issues and thought prohibiting this type of grocery sack would only encourage the use of other types of plastic.
Peterson, clad in a black shirt reading “I am my ancestor’s wildest dreams,” is a member of the Fairbanks chapter of the NAACP, which organizes the annual event. She said that the day is a celebration of how far people have come and a time to come together and see how far they can go.
News-Miner opinion: A great debate engulfed Alaskans 20 years ago: Had the time finally arrived for a portion of the Alaska Permanent Fund’s e…