After successfully bullying the Biden administration into banning vast swaths of gas stoves and gas-powered automobiles, environmental activists have found a new product to regulate out of existence: balloons.
Not hot air balloons or balloon bouncy castles or even Chinese spy balloons. Environmentalists around the country are cajoling city councils into banning the release, sale, and public use of mere party balloons.
What goes up must come down, meaning that, theoretically, helium-filled balloons released into the ether run the risk of imperiling critters at sea if they pop over waterways. But even Oceana, one of the environmental organizations pushing balloon bans, admitted in a study that of 839 cases nationwide of sea animals that ingested or were entangled in plastics, balloons were the offending product