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PEC comments on Walmart news

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Dan Holmes, state policy director of the Piedmont Environmental Council–one of the members of the Wilderness Battlefield Coalition, just commented on Thursday’s court filings in the Walmart case.

“We are pleased with this constructive outcome,” Holmes said. “It will provide for the protection of such an important national historic resource and an

opportunity for Orange residents and the region to capitalize on the

higher profile that the sesquicentennial celebration will bring. Our

region has a natural competitive advantage with such a concentration

of Civil War resources.

“Conclusion of the lawsuit can now allow for the county and preservation community to move forward on a plan to provide the county with their desire for economic development in a manner that respects the national park and the historic resources within.”