Thursday, April 20, 2006

TN Bottle Bill Dies In Committee

The Tennessean is reporting that the Bottle Deposit Legislation proposed by Rep. Russell Johnson has been voted down in committee. Another defeat in TN. We look forward to the next seesion. Next time this issue will pass! The campaign was gaining more and more momentum as it went along. Kudos to Marge Davis and the Tennessee Bottle Bill Project. Keep up the great work.

Two comments on this campaign:
1. It is shameful that a room full of Democrats will not stand up and vote for this bill. If the Democrats continue to say that the Republicans are friends of business and they are on the side of the environment then the Democrats can't vote this way. Who will pick up the gauntlet? Will they be a Democrat or Republican?
2. I wish I could have been there at the meeting to boo the no votes! Or maybe it would have been fun to have everybody bring one of those Homer Simpson bottle openers and every time someone voted no we could all have Homer Simpson saying, "Hmmmmmm.... Beer!.. Glug, Glug, Glug... Yippie!"

Thanks again to all in TN that supported this project. Please look for more information at: TNBottleBill.Org
and The Tennessee Bottle Bill Blog


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