Just as the state is trying to figure out how to manage the mess it has made with the expansion of the bottle bill, along comes the Plague of Conservation Voters (thanks to Liz) to put its five cents in; apparently the group isn't happy with the proposed delay in the Kruger amendment: "One legislative proposal (S.4736A/A.8143) delays the expansion until October 1st, 2009. This delay is unacceptable, particularly since it would bypass the summer months when bottled water consumption is at its highest."
Yet, at the same time, the League states the following-without critical comment: "Lawmakers are examining whether to amend the law in response to concerns that businesses may not be able to comply with the new state-specific UPC labeling requirements in time for the June 1st start date."
Earth to League: the reason for the delay is precisely because the UPC requirement is not possible to comply with by June 1st-or at any time that would make it possible to not, "bypass the summer months when bottled water consumption is at its highest." Which is why these cats shouldn't be allowed anywhere near the legislative process-especially when business interests are at stake.