A growing number of scientists and conservationists are alarmed the planned U.S.-Mexico border fence threatens to become an ecological disaster for migrating animals. The Bush administration waived more than 30 environmental rules this week to accelerate construction.
SOURCE: Defenders of Wildlife, Department of Homeland Security | MAP: By Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso and Gene Thorp, The Washington Post - April 19, 2008
Researchers Fear Southern Fence Will Endanger Species Further Article | TUCSON -- The debate over the fence the United States is building along its southern border has focused largely on the project's costs, feasibility and how well it will curb illegal immigration. But one of its most lasting impacts may well be on the animals and vegetation that make this politically...