Defenders of Wildlife claims it has obtained a report showing a decrease in groundwater in San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge located in southeastern Arizona. This, in turn, endangers fish species, the group claims. What it comes down to, is that environmentalists do not want the United States defended or protected from hostile forces abroad.
Water pumping for border wall threatens aquatic species, environmentalists say
By Sandra Sanchez, WWLP News 22
An environmental group believes several endangered aquatic species are at risk of extinction due to the amount of groundwater being pumped to make concrete to build segments of border wall near a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Arizona.
The nonprofit organization Defenders of Wildlife on Monday said they have obtained a report showing a decrease in the water table near the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge that threatens several endangered fish species.
“This is the kind of evidence that shows just how critical the water level situation is in San Bernardino refuge and how the border wall is driving species closer to extinction. The levels have become dangerously low due to wall construction and now it’s to the point that refuge personnel must dry some ponds to allow others to have enough water for endangered species to survive. Without intervention, it is all too likely that some species may be lost forever,” Jacob Malcom, the group’s director of the center for conservation innovation said in a statement.
The report written by an employee of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which is the federal agency that manages the wildlife refuge, shows a decrease in groundwater tables at the Glenn Ranch Well that contractors are pumping to build a segment of border wall through the wildlife refuge, the group says.
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