A Town Bans Balloons

Balloons won’t fly anymore in New Shoreham, Rhode Island.
The town council there voted to prohibit the sale and use of balloons throughout the town.
“We are very concerned about the environment,” said Kenneth Lacoste, first warden of the town council. “There’s a lot of information out there of damage that balloons do to wildlife.”
Wildlife isn’t the only concern. Environmental organizations often point out that balloons can land in the ocean, eventually washing up on the shore and polluting the environment.