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President Trump plans to launch his border wall project in this landscape, with prototypes scheduled to rise in the neighborhood of Otay Mesa this summer. Officials also plan to rebuild 14 miles of existing double-layer border fence stretching inland from Imperial Beach through a sensitive salt marsh.
“There are a lot of environmental resources at stake,” said Brian Segee, senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit that sued the federal government in District Court on July 7. “Obviously a lot of damage has already been done there, but the reconstruction of that double-layer border wall would still be a massive construction undertaking — it would have a large footprint.”
Environmental Impact Analyses for Border Wall Project
The lawsuit claims that the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection have failed to prepare and publish legally required environmental impact analyses for the border wall project. It cites the National Environmental Policy Act, which requires that federal agencies analyze the environmental impact of actions that could hurt wildlife and issue impact statements, among other things.
The center also alleges violations of the Freedom of Information Act. Its attorneys submitted FOIA requests for records pertaining to the government’s environmental analysis and did not receive a response in the legally required timeframe. All they got was an acknowledgment of the request’s receipt.
(ABC 15 Arizona) Environmental groups are worried about the new border wall because of its impact on wildlife and water.
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The Wall, Project Too Tall? – The Missourian Remember the campaign pledge by Donald Trump that he was going to build a wall on our southern border to keep out illegal immigrants coming through Mexico? And he said Mexico would pay for it! We never could see America as a partially walled country.Business InsiderYahoo Finance
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