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Green Solar Building momentum scores another legal prescident

From: Robert
Sent on: Monday, May 18, 2009 6:49 PM

--- On Mon, 5/18/09, O. de H. <[address removed]> wrote:

> From: O. de H. <[address removed]>
> Subject: RE Mall Wart
> To: [address removed]
> Date: Monday, May 18, 2009, 5:28 PM
> 
> RE Mall Wart 
> 
> 
> http://latimesblo...­
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> 
> Wal-Mart's solar power no-show
> 
> 
> 7:01 PM, May 15, 2009
> 
> 
> A San Bernardino Superior Court judge on
> Thursday��rebuffed
> Wal-Mart��s plan for a super center in the desert city
> of Yucca Valley, partly on the
> grounds that the
> giant retailer failed to take measures to reduce its
> contribution to
> global warming.
> 
> 
> Environmentalists had been pressuring Wal-Mart to
> install solar
> panels to provide electricity for its proposed
> 184,000-square-foot
> store. But the retailer contended that the estimated 7,000
> metric tons
> per year of planet-heating greenhouse gases that would
> result from the
> store��s operation was too insignificant to require such
> measures
> under the California Environmental Quality Act.
> 
> 
> Judge Barry Plotkin, relying on contrary evidence from
> state air
> quality officials, ruled otherwise on Thursday, in a case
> that signals
> a growing legal consensus�� that climate change must be
> considered by
> businesses and governments promoting new developments.
> 
> 
> ��California is in the forefront,�� said Matthew
> Vespa, an
> attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, an
> Arizona-based
> advocacy group, which sued Wal-Mart and Yucca Valley. The
> center also
> won a case last year against Desert Hot Springs after the
> city failed
> to analyze the greenhouse gas emissions that would result
> from a golf
> course and 2,600-home development.
> 
> 
> Activists have had a powerful ally in
> California��Atty. Gen.
> Jerry Brown, who has won agreements
> from San
> Bernardino County, ConocoPhillips, the Port of Los Angeles,
> the San
> Diego Airport Authority, and Cilion, a Kern County ethanol
> plant, to
> measure or mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.
> 
> 
> The efforts to account for the effect of land use on
> climate
> change are part of California��s groundbreaking plan, adopted in December, to slash the state��s overall
> emissions
> by about 15% by 2020.
> 
> 
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> Redfield "The Secret of Shambhala"
> 
> 
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