Video: Wal-Mart opponents say they'll file suit this week

October 27, 2009 

Opponents of the Wal-Mart distribution center said today they would file a lawsuit demanding more measures to minimize the center's impact because the environmental report was flawed.

"We should be commended for picking up the torch that has been dropped," Merced Alliance for Growth member Rod Webster said in an exclusive interview with the Sun-Star.

The case will be filed either Wednesday or Thursday in Merced County Superior Court.

Merced City Attorney Greg Diaz said the environmental impact report is solid, despite the alliance's objections.

"This (impending lawsuit) is not unexpected," he said. "We anticipate a vigorous battle on both sides."

Reporter Scott Jason can be reached at (209) 385-2453 or sjason@mercedsun-star.com.

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