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."

John Siciliano reports for the Washington Examiner January 22, 2018.


"Trump Waives Environmental Laws To Speed Border Wall Construction" (Arizona Republic)

"Environmental Laws Waived For New Mexico Border Wall West of Santa Teresa" (El Paso Times)

Source: Washington Examiner, 01/23/2018