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Group loses lawsuit to stop Walmart from being built in Atascadero

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A lawsuit aimed at keeping a Walmart from being built in Atascadero was shot down Tuesday by California's Second District Court of Appeals in Ventura.

The Atascadero City Council had approved the project two years ago. However, members of a citizens group called Save Atascadero were concerned over the project's Environmental Impact Report.

Tom Comar, the group's spokesperson, says the group will not seek any further legal matters on the issue at this time.

“I just think that we’ve been through two court hearings, and I don’t think the California Supreme Court will pick it up," said Comar.

Comar added that another reason the group won't pursue the matter is because new laws took effect this year in California requiring large stores to include solar panels on their roofs.