Moscow resident Nils Peterson, who was a member of two subcommittees designated to craft amendments to the ordinance, said the cumulative effects of big-box stores clustered together and a size cap were lost in the amendment process.You know, the only thing funnier than barking moonbattery like this, is when the barking moonbats help to prove your point.
"The dark store provision and cap are important because they are sprawl busters," he said. "It's time for you to step up on the climate-change issue and take action to bust automobile sprawl."
Louise Ashmun said she has been involved with climate-change issues in Moscow.
"I walk almost everywhere and I've gone a whole month without riding in my car," she said. "I have an amazing wonder that such a place exists as Moscow and a large retail store at 130,000 square feet is enormous and completely off character. A walkable city needs to be encouraged and enhanced."
If Nancy Chaney, Aaron Ament, Nils Peterson, et. al., were paid double agents, they couldn't be more useful for Pullman. At a critical moment in our history, as big-box stores and developers start to discover the Palouse, Moscow is being sabotaged from within, undoing in the process three decades of retail dominance. I love it!
Plus, think about it. Nils Peterson and No SuperWalMart's own retail demand study concluded last year that, "As a whole, the Moscow/Pullman area is adequately supplied with retail space, with sales surpluses in Moscow more or less offsetting sales leakages in Pullman." According to Mr. Peterson's own words, we can no longer tolerate that paradigm, as it involves the internal combustion engine. There is no "walkability" BETWEEN cities. In effect, Moscow is Pullman's "automobile sprawl" and we must "bust it" to stop global warming!
And let's not forget PARD's battle cry:
You can't say "One Wal-Mart is Enough" AND stop global climate change, particularly if you offer to give people rides to the Wal-Mart in Moscow. I'm going to repost some information I posted earlier about a Pullman Wal-Mart and global warming.
Two studies have shown that Pullman shoppers spend nearly $100 million annually outside of town, primarily in Moscow, Lewiston, Clarkston, and Spokane.
Based on data derived from the Sightline Institute, the average car with a solo driver produces 1.1 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per mile traveled.
Therefore, the average round trip between Pullman and an outside shopping destination produces the following carbon dioxide emissions:
Moscow - 20.9 poundsThat one-stop shopping "behemoth" known as a Wal-Mart Supercenter could put an end to unnecessary driving and make Pullman a "Cool City." In fact, as the new Wal-Mart will be well-served by city bus lines and bike and pedestrian paths, shoppers theoretically wouldn't have to drive at all, especially as PARD claims, it will be possible to do all your shopping at Wal-Mart. We could reduce our "carbon footprint" by hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of pounds annually!! In addition, Wal-Mart certainly qualifies as "smart growth," as it is infilling an already highly developed area on Bishop Boulevard!
Lewiston - 70.73 pounds
Clarkston - 73.898 pounds
Spokane - 164.46 pounds
That my friends, is how you bust "automobile sprawl," save the planet from global warming, and cause elitist liberal moonbats to short-circuit all at one time!
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