Border Wall Continues To Rack Up Environmental Damages, And Now Maybe Nets Too?

Border Wall Continues To Rack Up Environmental Damages, And Now Maybe Nets Too?

Several ponds at the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge went dry or had an extremely low supply, according to documents obtained by two environmental non-profits, and the reason was the agency building President Trump’s border wall there ignored repeated warnings that using the groundwater there to make cement for the wall would cause irreparable harm to the Refuge and to local water supplies, The Washington Post reported. 

Why This Matters:  It seems the Trump administration believes it can do anything to build its wall — regardless of how extreme and what laws it might violate.

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Trump’s Border Wall a Big Knope!

Trump’s Border Wall a Big Knope!

The Trump Administration has begun blasting through a Native American cultural site called Monument Hill in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southern Arizona. What’s worse is that the administration had begun the construction without any consultation with the Tribe about the impact it would have on this sacred burial site. Then yesterday, as […]

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Trump “Jokes” About Border Wall Pardons

Trump “Jokes” About Border Wall Pardons

On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that the President told subordinates they should “take the land” and could break the law in order to get the border wall completed because he would “pardon” them – a statement the White House later claimed was just a joke. 

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The Week Ahead: July 29-August 2

The Week Ahead: July 29-August 2

The Senate has its last week of session before a long August recess, while the House of Representatives hit the road on Friday.  The swamp will be drained for a few weeks anyway!  President Trump has not yet announced his vacation plans.  CNN and New York Times reporter Michael Shear say the President will head […]

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Trump Fights Green Groups, Appeals to SCOTUS on Border Wall Funding

Trump Fights Green Groups, Appeals to SCOTUS on Border Wall Funding

President Trump is challenging in the Supreme Court two orders from lower federal courts that froze funding for 100 miles of the President’s border wall because the President took the money from other federal programs and projects without Congress’ consent based on his border “emergency” declaration.  On Friday, the Associated Press reported that the Administration […]

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One Wild Thing:  The Rio Grande River

One Wild Thing: The Rio Grande River

A new documentary that premiered last week doubles as both a gorgeous nature film giving the public a rare, up-close view of the rugged landscape along the 1200-mile US-Mexico border spanning the state of Texas, as well as a political film about the tragic harms to humans and wildlife caused by building “that wall.”   The […]

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