AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine moms are petitioning the governor to change his mind about bisphenol-A, or BPA in certain products.
A group gathered at the capitol Wednesday to march to the governor's office with jars of baby food. They say the plastic in the metal cap contains BPA, and they've created a citizens initiative to ban the use of it in Maine.
However, on January 3rd, the DEP recommended to the Board of Environmental Protection, that that initiative be ignored.
Mom, Megan Rice, says it brings back memories to when Governor LePage said the worst that could happen with BPA was "some women may have little beards." Governor LePage says it's simply not feasible for Maine to have different regulations on BPA than the rest of the country.
He says, "The FDA went through the whole process and they have not found any reason to ban it from American shelves. By banning it just here in Maine and not the rest of the country, we're doing the same thing we've been doing to ourselves for years, we make ourselves less competitive, more costly."
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