Durango Voters Reject 10 Cent Disposable Bag Fee

By: AP
By: AP

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) -- Shoppers in Durango won't have to pay to use plastic or paper bags at the grocery store.

Voters on Tuesday repealed a 10 cent bag fee overwhelmingly passed by city councilors this summer.

The Durango Herald reported that such a repeal of a city council vote was unprecedented.

Opponents say the fee wouldn't have had a big enough impact to make it worthwhile.

Ellen Stein, who led the campaign for the fee, blamed the defeat on what she sees as an anti-government political environment following the federal government shutdown and problems with implementation of health care reform.

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