Monday, January 23, 2006

Well At Least They Would Finally Get Some Studying Done

I was rather amused to read about the ill effects of Wal-Mart as claimed by a WSU professor (disclosure: I actually delivered the Daily News for about a week, it was a for a fundraiser). H/T Soundpolitics.

Polousitics has the story:

Wal-Mart filed an application to build a 223,000-square-foot super center on Bishop Boulevard in October 2004. PARD formed in January 2005 to fight the controversial retailer’s presence in Pullman. That fight has included filing two appeals to Wal-Mart’s site plan and State

Environmental Policy Act checklist. A consolidated hearing on the two appeals began Jan. 13 and continued Friday. PARD presented about a day and a half of testimony from members and paid consultants about issues ranging from traffic and stormwater to the proposed store’s proximity to the Pullman cemetery.

Concerns also have been raised about noise and light pollution, including a much-discussed claim by Washington State University Professor James Krueger on Jan. 13 that light pollution could cause Pullman men to become impotent. He based the claim on research involving deer.