Monday, March 17, 2008

Wal-Mart Backpedals on Greenness

Wal-Mart, green? No sir, not them. I know they pounded their chests about renewable energy and biofuels last year, but where the heck did you get the idea that they meant it?

From the Wall Street Journal's Environmental Capital blog:
Lee Scott Jr. has earned a reputation as something of an environmental guru for actions he has taken over the past few years in getting Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to green up its act.

...at the ECO:nomics conference in California, the president and CEO of the retail giant took some attendees aback by flatly declaring: “We are not green.”

In fact, Mr. Scott said, “I haven’t a clue,” when asked when he expected the company to meet his stated goal of having zero waste and 100% renewable energy over time.

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