California Sues Trump Over Environmental Waivers for Border Wall

"Opening a new front in its broad legal battle against policies of President Trump, California filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging that the administration has overstepped its powers in expediting construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.

California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra, who has filed eight lawsuits in recent months challenging various Trump actions, continued in his role leading efforts nationally to fight proposals he deems divisive and illegal.

Becerra announced the latest legal challenge in front of existing fencing at Border Field State Park near San Diego, saying the federal government failed to comply with environmental laws and relied on federal statutes that don’t authorize border wall projects in San Diego and Imperial counties."

Patrick McGreevy and Jazmine Ulloa report for the Los Angeles Times September 20, 2017.


"Environmentalists Sue To Block Us Border Wall With Mexico" (AP)

"Homeland Security To Waive Environmental Rules On Border Wall Projects" (NPR)

Source: LA Times, 09/21/2017