The Solidago Foundation in Northampton, Massachusetts announced that Policy Development will receive a $10,000 grant to mobilize a regional response against sprawl in the Pioneer Valley. The campaign will focus on the infamous mega-mall developer, Pyramid Cos., and their plans to replace farmland and wetlands with a Wal-Mart “Supercenter.” We will draw on the wide range of offenses that Wal-Mart is already defending itself against around the world, including: environmental destruction, exploitative domestic and foreign labor practices, dying local and downtown economies, and diminished quality of life generally. It is our hope that this regional policy¬†experiment can be repeated elsewhere. Visit our web site at:¬†