Voices: Wal-Mart plays the victim – comment from Dirt Diggers Digest

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Some commentators are asking questions about the real intent of Wal-Mart as the grocery retail giant asks courts to compel its opponents to disclose who is paying their legal bills in various environmental lawsuits challenging the company’s expansion.

Phil Mattera, writing in Dirt Diggers Digest, suggests: “This could be the first step in an effort to get courts and perhaps friendly legislatures to put restrictions on site fights and their funding. While Wal-Mart claims to be most upset about the involvement of its competitors, the company may try to use this issue to weaken community groups and the UFCW, its long-time nemesis.”

For Mattera’s full commentary, click here.

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