Media Release: Response to Wal-Mart’s New “Green” Store in McKinney, Texas

Date: 21 Jul 2005 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

MINNEAPOLIS (July 20, 2005)—While the features incorporated into Wal-Mart’s new "green" store in McKinney, Texas, create very modest improvements in energy consumption and stormwater runoff, they do not change Wal-Mart’s basic business model, which is extremely polluting. … Read More

Media Release: Data Show Wal-Mart Employees in Maine Rely Heavily on Public Assistance

Date: 28 Jun 2005 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 4 Facebooktwitterredditmail

PORTLAND, ME [June 28, 2005]—Hundreds of Maine workers employed by Wal-Mart are enrolled in the state’s public assistance programs, including Medicaid, Food Stamps, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, according to data released by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. … Read More

New Rules Project Receives the 2005 National Main Street Civic Leadership Award

Date: 8 May 2005 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has presented its 2005 Main Street Civic Leadership Award to the New Rules Project, a program of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR). The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the commercial district revitalization movement by an organization or individual working in the public policy arena.… Read More

Instructive Lessons on Ethanol

Date: 2 Feb 2005 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s vice president David Morris gives the West Wing writers a piece of his mind and gives the rest of us an important lesson on the renewable fuel called ethanol.

Critics of ethanol often used outdated information and unsubstantiated rumors in arguments against the renewable fuel. Myths about the negative aspects of ethanol have persisted for decades even though the vast majority of studies continue to show the environmental, security and economic development benefits that the fuel provides. My colleague David Morris’ recent column is instructive reading.

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