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Town floats ban on balloon release : East Hampton officials aim to protect wildlife

Jan 17, 2019 - Newsday (New York)

East Hampton Town is considering a ban on the intentional release of balloons in an effort to reduce pollution and protect the wildlife that often ingests them.

The proposed legislation lists balloons made from materials such as rubber, latex, polychloroprene or nylon fabric, assistant town attorney NancyLynn Thiele said during a town board work session Tuesday. The ban would apply to balloons filled with helium, hydrogen, nitrous oxide, oxygen, air or water.

The town would not en...