Environmentalists Litigate to Stop Trump Proposed Border Wall in Arizona

The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) has filed a lawsuit requesting a federal judge to issue an injunction to halt a proposal to replace existing vehicle barricades in Arizona along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Associated Press quotes green groups who say the present barriers allow wildlife to pass through but the proposed new ones would hinder their ability to do so. In reality, the lawsuit is geared to enable illegal aliens (like terrorists, gang members, and drug smugglers) to get across the border easier using environmental protection as an excuse.

“Environmentalists Push to Stop Trump’s Border Wall Efforts in Arizona”, Associated Press, August 6, 2019

“Environmentalists have asked a judge to stop a plan to replace existing vehicle barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, arguing the Trump administration unlawfully waived dozens of laws as part of the project that will ultimately damage wildlife habitat.

The injunction request filed Tuesday seeks to halt work on 68 miles of replacement barriers at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and San Pedro National Conservation Area before the start of construction on Aug. 21.

“We’re under the gun to stop construction,” said Jean Su, an attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, one of the three groups challenging the waivers issued as part of President Donald Trump’s border wall efforts in Arizona.

The barriers currently at the three sites block vehicles from passing but still allow wildlife to move through. Environmental groups said the 30-foot replacement bollards that the Trump administration plans to erect would prevent the cross-border migration of wildlife.”

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PHOTO CREDIT: By U.S. Customs and Border Protection – Construction Continues on the Replacement Border Wall near the Tecate Port of Entry, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=80783012