Environment: The Beer Can Ballots

Voters' passions this fall seem to have been aroused less by the candidates than by controversial propositions placed on the ballot by ardent environmentalists in some dozen states. Among the hottest environmental issues to be decided by the voters:

DISPOSABLE BOTTLES. Until Democratic Senatorial Candidate Don Riegel acknowledged having had an affair with an office worker in 1969, the greatest interest in the Michigan election was stirred by a proposition to ban throw-away bottles and cans, which make up an increasing proportion of the nation's litter. Disposable-bottle bans are also on the ballot...

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