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Trump Administration Preparing Texas Wildlife Refuge for First Border Wall Segment

For at least six months, private contractors and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials have been quietly preparing to build the first piece of President Trump’s border wall through the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge in South Texas. The federally owned 2,088-acre refuge, often called the “crown jewel of the national wildlife refuge system,” could see construction begin as early as January 2018, according to a federal official who has been involved in the planning but asked to remain anonymous.

“This should be public information,” the official told the Observer. “There shouldn’t be government officials meeting in secret just so they don’t have to deal with the backlash. The public has the right to know about these plans.”

Source: Trump Administration Preparing Texas Wildlife Refuge for First Border Wall Segment

There have been many articles published in the past which discussed how bad “The Wall” (sorry Pink Floyd) would be for the environment. Here are a few:

https://www.kcet.org/redefine/trumps-border-wall-would-be-bad-for-the-environment-part-one-climate-change

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/trump-rsquo-s-wall-may-threaten-thousands-of-plant-and-animal-species-on-the-u-s-mexico-border/

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/trump-s-border-wall-catastrophic-environment-endangered-species-activists-n748446

https://www.livescience.com/57659-trump-wall-could-harm-wildlife.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-39951270/divided-desert-wildlife-and-trump-s-wall (VIDEO)

And not much surprise that they are doing it in secret. Those pesky environmentalists!!

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