Under the proposed, “National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act”
House Republicans want to give the U.S. Border Patrol unprecedented authority to ignore 36 environmental laws on federal land in a 100-mile stretch along the Canadian & Mexican borders!
... If approved, the Border Patrol would not have to comply with the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Solid Waste Disposal Act and 32 other federal laws.
“a sweeping waiver of environmental laws that would allow a single federal agency to destroy wildlife habitat and wetlands and hurt water quality.” -- Jane Danowitz, the Pew Environment Group’s director of Public Lands.
The bill would … bar the U.S. Department of Interior and the USDA from “impeding, prohibiting or restricting” any work done by the Border Patrol within the 100-mile zone.
“the most breathtaking extreme legislative proposal of its kind I have ever seen.” --John Leshy, Univ. of Ca...