Walmart backs anti-environmental lawmakers while pushing ‘sustainable’ image

Date: 15 Mar 2012 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Raw Story, March 15, 2012

Although Walmart has heavily promoted its sustainability initiatives, the company has given millions to lawmakers who oppose stricter environmental regulations.  “Walmart talks big about sustainability, but doesn’t put its campaign money anywhere near where its mouth is,” states a report by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. “Whatever the company may say about the importance of legislative action on climate change or other environmental issues, its money is signaling the opposite, telling lawmakers that it’s perfectly fine to vote against environmental protection.”