DHS Prepares Environmental Waivers for Constructing Border Wall

While critics complain Donald Trump hasn’t begun building the border wall, DHS is getting ready to accelerate construction.

Some Trump voters are pretty upset that the border wall is still not being built. Thus, Ann Coulter:

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But the Department of Homeland Security does seem to be making changes so that the rapid construction of the border wall will be possible. They are issuing waivers from environmental laws that would slow down the erection of the wall.

So, hopefully, construction will start soon.

The Washington Examiner reports, “DHS waives more than 30 environmental laws to speed Trump’s border wall.

The Trump administration is waiving more than 30 environmental rules to accelerate the construction of President Trump’s proposed border wall in New Mexico, forcing environmental groups to consider another round of lawsuits.

The Department of Homeland Security published a notice Monday that said the waiver was necessary to ensure the “expeditious construction of barriers” near the Santa Teresa Land Port of Entry.

“The Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations and other legal requirements in order to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads in the vicinity of the international land border of the United States,” according to a notice published in the Federal Register.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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