Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 1, 2019

National Butterfly Center Gets Reprieve—But Border Wall Will Impact Much More

Xerces Society reports

The good news is that the Center appears to have a reprieve: The government funding bill approved by congress includes a ban on building the wall through several sites in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, including the National Butterfly Center

However the border wall can still have a major impact on wildlife including endangered species as

the DHS has been waiving all regulations that could hinder wall construction due to environmental, archeological, or cultural reasons—a list of some 27 acts including the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, National Historic Preservation Act, and Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act—setting a dangerous precedent of eroding key protections.

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