On March 3, 2011 Oregon Senator Mark Hass talks about a large plastic bag company proposing a deal. Although the plastic bag ban is not quite set in stone the plastic bag company Hilex Poly supposedly stated, "the company would build a plastics recycling center in Oregon if the lawmaker would kill the ban and replace it with another bill blocking local governments from passing their own bans." The article continues to mention about the company promises this plastics recycling center and then later they rebuttal ever saying that they would do that.
Although the plastic recycling center would present a large amount of "green" jobs in Oregon they are not rushing into any decision making. They thanked the company for taking interest in investing in Oregon but mentions "I couldn't sell out public policy for a recycling plant."
To see more and read the article go to : http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/03/plastic_bag_ban_oregon_sen_mar.html