Ban of plastic bags

Lorenzo Long / SOSNR

Torrey Gleave, a local photographer, was at Farmington Bay when he saw something odd.

Utah lawmakers on Friday rejected a proposal to add a fee to plastic or paper bags in the state, and advanced a measure to prevent local governments from taking their own action to curb the use of plastic bags.

The mountain ski town of Park City recently became the first Utah city to ban plastic bags.

The Park City council voted unanimously last week to enact the ban.