Water Pumping for the Border Wall Could Cause Extinctions
In southeastern Arizona, on the border with Mexico, lies a place called the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, where rare wetlands spring up in the midst of the desert. Those wetlands are home to birds, bats and endangered fish the refuge was created to protect. But now, over the objections of the refuge's manager, the water that feeds this precious place is being pumped out by Customs and Border Protection contractors to build the Trump administration's border wall.
As the Center's Randy Serraglio told the Associated Press, CBP is a rogue agency that operates "outside the law, with no regard for other federal agencies and public lands and natural resources." If the rare creatures and sacred sites of the borderlands are to be saved, that has to stop.
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