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Trump admin. waives environmental safeguards to fast-track 69 miles of border wall
KTXS (ABC, Texas) ^ | MAY 15, 2020 | JULIÁN AGUILAR

Posted on 05/15/2020 5:45:36 PM PDT by BeauBo

The Trump administration announced Friday that it is waiving several regulations in order to fast-track construction of nearly 70 miles of border barriers and roads in Webb and Zapata counties.

The move marks a significant step in fulfilling Trump's election-year goal to have hundreds of miles of fencing or wall in place by the end of the year. The waiver allows the Department of Homeland Security to circumvent regulations mandated in the National Environmental Policy Act, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and the National Historic Preservation Act, among others, according to text of the notice posted in the federal register Friday.

The White House said in February its goal was to build 450 additional miles of barrier by the end of 2020. The 69 miles would be in addition to a 52-mile project also underway in Webb County, according to a Customs and Border Protection wall tracker...

The 69-mile area of the proposed project begins in Webb County at the Columbia Solidarity Bridge and extends southeast to San Ygnacio in Zapata County.

(Excerpt) Read more at ktxs.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: border; borderwall; environment; immigration; laredo; texas; wall
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Issuing waivers like this is a good sign that the project is in an advanced stage.

One contract, for 14 of these 69 miles was awarded last week. More should be awarded soon.

1 posted on 05/15/2020 5:45:36 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: BeauBo

Byedone would tear these new sections down. Trump’s gotta win.


2 posted on 05/15/2020 5:49:29 PM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: BeauBo

Excellent!


3 posted on 05/15/2020 5:49:58 PM PDT by Artcore (Trump 2020!)
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To: Artcore

To Artcore: “EXCELLENTE”.


4 posted on 05/15/2020 5:52:35 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: HighSierra5

HAS TO!!


5 posted on 05/15/2020 5:55:55 PM PDT by dp0622 (Radicals N racists dont point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin to make ends meet)
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To: BeauBo

Sweet!


6 posted on 05/15/2020 6:11:24 PM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: BeauBo

This 69 miles will wall off Laredo, Texas - the biggest city on the Mexican Border, that has no significant barrier.

It will be bordered in the North by another 52 mile run of new Trump-style Super Wall System, and to the South by about 30 miles of Falcon Lake, and another 100 miles of new Trump-style Super Wall System beyond that.

South Texas is going to be much, much more secure by the end of 2021.


7 posted on 05/15/2020 6:12:25 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: BeauBo

What’s not to love about this guy?


8 posted on 05/15/2020 6:13:05 PM PDT by toddausauras (How far will the left go in terms of destroying our personal freedoms?)
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To: HighSierra5

That’s a great point that I certainly hope comes up in the fall...mr. Biden...will you tear down this wall??


9 posted on 05/15/2020 6:14:44 PM PDT by toddausauras (How far will the left go in terms of destroying our personal freedoms?)
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To: BeauBo
Psst... Trump is building a yuge wall. No chingas.


10 posted on 05/15/2020 6:16:16 PM PDT by BeauBo
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11 posted on 05/15/2020 6:17:17 PM PDT by struggle
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To: BeauBo

Excellent.


12 posted on 05/15/2020 6:21:56 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation has ended!)
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To: BeauBo

Trump is sticking the dagger in. 3 1/2 years and could not take him out. Pelosi is no Mas and stays out of town.


13 posted on 05/15/2020 6:25:57 PM PDT by bakkentom
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They should start working on some new plans right now, to begin building a brand new wall, out in the middle of the desert someplace, to wall in all those maniacal, malodorous, mainstream media types, and all their other crazy, commiecrat cohorts, including governors, and congress critters.


     

14 posted on 05/15/2020 6:31:38 PM PDT by Songcraft
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15 posted on 05/15/2020 6:32:11 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: DIRTYSECRET

To Artcore: “EXCELLENTE”.

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Amen!


16 posted on 05/15/2020 6:46:31 PM PDT by Artcore (Trump 2020!)
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To: BeauBo

RGV, Laredo, El Paso .... that is Democrap machine territory. Nixon lost to JFK from RGV vote fraud.

Time to finish this with a vengeance.


17 posted on 05/15/2020 6:49:05 PM PDT by bakkentom
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To: BeauBo

“environmental safeguards” another bureaucratic oxymoron.


18 posted on 05/15/2020 6:51:51 PM PDT by G Larry (The People must shutdown the tyrants.)
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To: BeauBo

Thanks. Posted link to here on TT thread.


19 posted on 05/15/2020 6:59:02 PM PDT by hoosiermama (When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for to prejudice.DJT)
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To: bakkentom
Looks like Dakota-based Fisher Industries is already hard at work in the Yuma Sector, with their patented method (that I like to call a Caterpillar Parade).


20 posted on 05/15/2020 7:14:05 PM PDT by BeauBo
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