The lawsuit recently rejected by the California Supreme Court challenging the Wal-Mart distribution center environmental impact report is a blessing.
Since the court has rejected the appeal, Merced finds itself to be in a much stronger position to set high standards for all new industry.
Many of the people in Merced who want our community to thrive and have jobs have already come a long way in fighting a righteous battle.
Merced has prevailed and can now demonstrate to incoming industries that we as a community are capable of providing local leadership and quality workers ready to roll up their sleeves.
We all want to breathe quality air. The Wal-Mart distribution center will set very high standards and achieve this goal. The environmental impact report also demonstrates that we have the local resources necessary to oversee compliance for these high standards.
I thank God for Wal-Mart standing its ground and believing in Merced.
I also thank God that the state Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Wal-Mart distribution center. Finally, Merced can start getting the face lift we have needed for such a very long time.
LINDA FAYE LEE-PEOPLE