Yellow Pages Sues Seattle?!
Have you read the recent article about how the publishers of Yellow Pages phone books is suing Seattle in the hopes of overturning an ordinance that allows residents to choose if they’d like to receive these directories? They claim that the ordinance violates First Amendment rights of free speech, and that it will hurt Yellow Pages financially.
How about our rights to not have to pay to recycle a phone directory that is antiquated and unnecessary? (see this entertaining You Tube video of a similar crusade in Montreal) According to the same article, the city estimates that Yellow Pages account for 3 percent of the paper that households recycle, costing residents $350,000 a year.
Needless to say, we don’t think Yellow Pages will win and appreciate the opportunity to opt out of receiving something we don’t want. What about you?« Previous Story Next Story: 2012 IECC Codes to follow 2030 Challenge