DHS Waives More Enviro Laws For Calif., Ariz. Wall Sections

Law360 (May 15, 2019, 5:52 PM EDT) -- The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday said it issued a trio of waivers to speed up border wall construction along 93 miles of land in Arizona and California, areas the agency claims suffer from high rates of illegal entry, human trafficking and drug smuggling.

DHS said two of the waivers, published in the Federal Register Wednesday, include up to about 78 miles worth of new wall that will replace what the agency calls “dilapidated and outdated designs” in Tucson, Arizona, and El Centro, California.

Though the waivers let the agency disregard environmental laws to build the sections, the agency said...

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