Dr. Al Segars just retired from SC Department of Natural Resources. He has seen up close the tremendous toll plastics have taken on marine mammals, sea turtles and fisheries. On behalf of SCWF he wrote this letter to legislators last week as they consider tying the hands of local governments and prohibiting them from placing restrictions on plastic debris. It is an extremely serious problem and gets worse by the day since plastics do not biodegrade.
Please contact your state senator and ask that he or she vote against the legislation that would tie the hands of cities, town and counties from doing what is best for their local citizens.