HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » U.S. » California (Group) » Win for environmental law...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:39 AM

Win for environmental law is loss for Wal-Mart

Money & Politics | Daily Report
November 16, 2012 | Will Evans, California Watch

A state appellate court has dealt a blow to Wal-Mart’s strategy of using petition drives to push through approval of new superstores while avoiding California’s environmental law.

In a cookie-cutter pattern documented by California Watch, the mega-retailer bankrolled local signature-gathering efforts to build superstores or repeal restrictions on big-box stores in five California cities last year. Once 15 percent of local voters signed the petitions, city councils had to either approve the projects or hold a special election, which can be costly. Wal-Mart then urged cities to approve the petition rather than send it to voters, angering some officials who felt bullied.

“The legal issue is important and calls for speedy resolution,” the opinion stated. “Developers’ strategy of obtaining project approvals without environmental review and without elections threatens both to defeat CEQA’s important statutory objectives and to subvert the constitutional goals of the initiative process.”


more http://californiawatch.org/dailyreport/win-environmental-law-loss-wal-mart-18670

4 replies, 892 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 4 replies Author Time Post
Reply Win for environmental law is loss for Wal-Mart (Original post)
antiquie Nov 2012 OP
ROBROX Nov 2012 #1
antiquie Nov 2012 #2
XemaSab Nov 2012 #3
connard4534ee Nov 2012 #4

Response to antiquie (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:11 PM

1. THE BUMS ARE EVIL

 

My county in California does not have a Walmart, Kmart, etc. We do have two stop lights.

The super stores do affect the buying process in the areas where they are built. It is like cutting trees and getting a desert. The businesses in the local area die.

Sad but True

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ROBROX (Reply #1)


Response to ROBROX (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:19 PM

3. You live in Trinity or Modoc?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to antiquie (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 04:34 PM

4. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread