The U.S. border wall is tearing through wilderness, right under our noses

Read the full story in National Geographic.

All this wall construction will have a significant environmental impact. Much is unknown, in part because Department of Homeland Security chief Chad Wolf has waived scores of laws—including the Endangered Species Act—that would require extensive mitigation and research of likely effects. This would normally be illegal, but it is permitted under the 2005 Real ID Act, which allows the agency to not comply with almost any law in the process of building the border wall.

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