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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 05:25 PM

Environmentalists Sue to Block US Border Wall with Mexico

Source: Associated Press

Environmentalists Sue to Block US Border Wall with Mexico



By Elliot Spagat
Associated Press
SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

Three advocacy groups sued the federal government Thursday to block construction of a border wall with Mexico, alleging that that Trump administration overstepped its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws.

The Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife and Animal Legal Defense Fund seek to prevent construction of wall prototypes in San Diego before it begins and halt plans for replacement barriers in San Diego and Calexico, California.

The complaint largely mirrors a lawsuit filed by another advocacy group, the Center for Biological Diversity, but the three organizations each say they have hundreds of thousands of members, bringing more attention and resources to a legal fight over one of President Donald Trumpís key campaign pledges.

The government has waived reviews seven times under a 2005 law to speed construction of border barriers, including twice under Trump. The law allows the government to waive dozens of laws, including the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, which requires extensive reviews of environmental impacts.

Read more: https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2017/09/15/environmentalists-sue-to-block-us-border-wall-with-mexico/

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Reply Environmentalists Sue to Block US Border Wall with Mexico (Original post)
Judi Lynn Sep 2017 OP
bluevoter4life Sep 2017 #1
riversedge Sep 2017 #2
Honeycombe8 Sep 2017 #3
JonLP24 Sep 2017 #4
Honeycombe8 Sep 2017 #5
JonLP24 Sep 2017 #6
Honeycombe8 Sep 2017 #7

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 05:41 PM

1. Tip of the iceberg

The proposed path has the wall cutting through private property. If this lawsuit fails, eminent domain lawsuits filed by the property owners will almost certainly be allowed to advance. This will be tied up in the courts for decades. To the idiots that believed this will actually happen, they, once again, got fleeced by Don the Con.

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Response to bluevoter4life (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:36 PM

2. I am hoping the courts will stall the Wall.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:37 PM

3. This is a major issue why there should NOT be a wall. Few seem to care.

Glad the organizations are suing over it.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:49 PM

4. Wildlife corridors are my top reason

The other reason is it wouldn't do a very good job at its intended purpose.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 10:16 AM

5. I go a step further. Even if the wall DID work for illegal imm., I'd be against it

for wildlife & environmental reasons.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 10:17 AM

6. Me too

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 10:19 AM

7. +1....

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