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Illinois teen wins fight against plastic bags

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  • 13-year-old started petition to keep Illinois from making plastic bag bans illegal
  • Governor sided with teen, who got about 175,000 signatures!

It turns out one of the most influential lobbyists against big plastic in the state of Illinois may be a 13-year-old girl.

Abby Goldberg started a petition to keep her state from making plastic bag bans illegal. A few months and about 175,000 signatures later, her hard work paid off! She got a call from Gov. Pat Quinn, saying he would veto a bill that would have prevented towns from approving bans on plastic bags.

She joined HLN's Evening Express to talk about what inspired her to start the petition.

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