Home Depot applauded for opposing 'extreme' regulations
by CBJ Staff
November 04, 2013 12:00 AM | 939 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Free-market advocacy leaders at the National Center for Public Policy Research praised Home Depot CEO Frank Blake for rejecting voluntary environmental regulations that could lead to mandatory private regulations that greatly damage American retail customers, suppliers and manufacturers.

Home Depot, headquartered at 2455 Paces Ferry Road Southeast in the Cumberland area, is a member of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, a massive trade association promoting top-down sustainability mandates at the expense of American consumers. Also posing harm to manufacturers and suppliers, RILA presses mandates on its members through conferences and annual sustainability reports. 

In May, National Center President David Ridenour attended the Home Depot shareholder meeting where he was assured by Blake that Home Depot would not pursue green initiatives that may harm customers or the company's bottom line - a point he drove home when Ridenour met privately with Blake and members of the Home Depot executive team immediately following.

Since the Home Depot shareholder meeting, RILA has published its 2013 Retail Sustainability Report.

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