The New York Observer: If Walmart Is Bad for the Environment, What About New York? Nevermind the Bribes
We bet all Walmart wants to do right now is sink down into one of its faux leather recliners and watch some stupid rom-com on a $199.98 flat screen. It’s been kind of a rough weekend for America’s favorite mega-retailer.
First, there was the New York Times story about executives hushing up a vast Mexican bribery conspiracy to win market dominance. And now, in celebration of Earth Day, a local opposition group is going after the company’s environmental record.
Walmart Free NYC is calling on Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Related Companies to withdraw support for the mega-retailer’s first store in the city—Walmart is currently in advanced lease negotiations with Related for a 150,000 square foot space at the Gateway II shopping center in East New York.