“Walmart bows to the California Environmental Quality Act”

Walmart forced to cut Greenhouse Gas Pollution
California Environmental Quality Act {CEQA) makes environmental protection a mandatory part of every California state and local agency’s decision making process, it has become a model for environmental protection laws in other states, but it has also become the basis for numerous lawsuits concerning public and private projects.
Settling lawsuits filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, late last week Walmart agreed to install three 250-kilowatt rooftop solar facilities and incorporate cutting-edge efficiency measures in constructing two new Supercenters stores in Perris and Yucca Valley, as well as to start a refrigerant audit and improvement program to reduce emissions at certain existing California Walmart stores. Walmart will also contribute $120,000 to the Mojave Desert Land Trust for land-conservation purposes. The big-box chain agreed to employ similar CO2-reduction measures for a proposed Supercenter in Riverside.
The California Environmental Quality Act’s goal is to improve new development, reduce greenhouse gas pollution, save energy, save money, and promote a vibrant green economy.

This type of environmental protection act needs to be enacted in every state.

You have a choice.

Congratulations to the the Center for Biological Diversity and its partners for all your hard work and dedication. Please donate today to help them keep up the good fight.

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Excerpts courtesy of   Center for Biological Diversity.org

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