You might think dealing with the aftermath of deadly fires and mudslides might be a priority for California legislators in Sacramento. You would be wrong.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Assemblyman Ian Calderon plans to introduce legislation this week that would prohibit sit-down restaurants in California from providing straws to customers unless they are requested. The measure would exclude fast-food restaurants.
“How long have people know[n] that plastic is harmful to the environment? Still we all use it. This is a measured approach that helps change behavior,” Calderon wrote on Twitter.
Yeah, right. Plastic straws, a major problem like wildfires and earthquakes. Or the homeless, failing schools, unfunded pension liabilities, police brutality, mental illness, and terrorism. Got it Ian.