Sunday, November 11, 2007

Arizona Border Fence Environmental Impact Questioned

by Brenda Norrell, October 2, 2007
Americas Program, Center for International Policy (CIP)

With over a billion dollars in "border security funds" allocated by Congress, private companies are carrying out the biggest hoax of all--a $31.5 million dollar, seven-mile border fence at Sasabe, Arizona. The project has been whitewashed by a slim environmental assessment that obligingly finds "No Significant Impact." [...]

It only takes one look at the rugged mountains to the West of Sasabe to see that building an effective major wall across those mountains is hardly feasible. Migrants and jaguars can traverse the mountain paths, but wall construction appears physically impossible.

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