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Thursday, April 22, 2004

Border Security vs. Environmental Impact

Continuing with the Earth Day theme, here's an article from USAToday regarding the environmental impact of a triple fence being erected where the U.S./Mexico border meets the Pacific Ocean:

Opponents of the elaborate barricade in the southwestern corner of the USA say it would harm endangered species in the sensitive Tijuana Estuary, level part of a scenic canyon and block public access....

Fence opponents say there's no point in harming the environment around San Diego to stop migration that just moves farther east...

The status of finishing the fence project is unclear. Two years ago, Congress exempted the project from some environmental reviews. The Department of Homeland Security could decide to bypass all state and local objections and ask the president for the go-ahead with the controversial construction.

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