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Maine Lawmakers Pass Veto-Proof BPA Law

1:29 PM MDT | April 25, 2011 | Kara Sissell

Maine lawmakers have passed restrictions banning bisphenol A (BPA) in food and beverage containers beginning in 2012. Maine’s governor Paul LePage (R.) opposes the ban but both the state House and Senate passed the law with the two-thirds majority necessary to bypass the governor’s veto power. LePage initially said he would work to block the ban, but has been less vocal since the Republican-dominated House voted to restrict BPA and since controversial comments he made about BPA’s health effects generated an onslaught of criticism from health...


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