The Washington Times: Wiping out the Commerce Clause

Original source: The Washington Times D.C.’s flushable wipes bill would prevent companies from selling their product across the nation ANALYSIS/OPINION: “Flushable wipes” are a small product. But if not vetoed by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, a bill just passed by the D.C. City Council will place those wipes at the center of a very significant lawsu...

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The Washington Post: ‘Flushable’ wipes might need to meet a new standard for D.C. toilets

Original Source: Washington Post Pre-moistened personal wipes labeled as “flushable” — popular with potty-training toddlers and other consumers looking beyond traditional toilet paper — soon might have to meet new government rules for toilets in the nation’s capital. Under legislation passed unanimously Tuesday by the D.C. Council, wipes market...

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The Washington Examiner: Why is the DC Council trying to flush freedom down the toilet?

Original Source: Washington Examiner "Banning flushable wipes won't eliminate the demand for moist bottom cleansers. Instead, some wipers will switch to non-degradable wipes which could get flushed, further feeding the sludge beast beneath Washington's streets."

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Politico: Flushable wipes bill drawing industry opposition

Original Source: Politico A bill before the City Council that would put restrictions the use of flushable wipes is drawing opposition from industry officials who say the legislation is misdirected. Intro. 666 is aimed at curbing the amount of wipes that end up in the city's wastewater system. Department of Environmental Protection officials say...

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WAMU 88.5: Fighting the wrong enemy?

Original Source: WAMU 88.5 Listen Here. Dave Rousse says he wants D.C. Water to work with his industry to find out whether flushables are really causing clogs. Citing a recent study that found the products accounted for only 2 percent of solids found in New York City’s pipes, he says the products have been made into a scapegoat for the real cul...

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