July 16, 2013                                 WalMart logo

Governor  Sean Parnell’s letter to Wal-Mart CEO Michael Duke:

 “It was with great disappointment that I learned recently of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.’s (Walmart)

 decision to no longer purchase salmon from sources not certified to be sustainable by the Marine

 Stewardship Council (MSC). I understand that Walmart’s decision was based on a broader company

 plan to source products based on a comprehensive Sustainability Index which is being used to gauge

 the environmental impact of products and the processes used to create them. While I commend

 Walmart’s desire to source its products responsibly and exemplify corporate leadership in driving

 progress in sustainability, I believe this decision was based on incomplete information, may

 needlessly prevent Walmart customers from accessing sustainable, high quality Alaskan seafood

 products, and will undermine consumer confidence in Walmart’s commitment to its “Buy America”

 campaign.”…

 See the rest of Parnell’s letter here

Gov. Parnell is not happy with WalMart for snubbing AK salmon.

Gov. Parnell is not happy with WalMart for snubbing AK salmon.

 http://gov.alaska.gov/parnell_media/resources_fil

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