Walking Back Parts of the Bottle Bill?

ALBANY—As environmental advocates feted the state’s top legislative leaders this morning at an Earth Day celebration in Washington Park, David Paterson said officials would look at the expanded bottle bill–a centerpiece of the green agenda that was enacted this year in the state budget–which some bottlers have said cannot be feasibly implemented in time.
By June 1, bottlers are supposed to begin using New York specific-UPC codes on bottles of water, which will now include bottled water. Richard Lipsky, a lobbyist for business groups that oppose the bottle bill who continues to beat the drum against it on his blog, said that this is not feasible, because some small bottlers buy their labels a year in advance.