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Judge Faults DHS for Not Considering Ecological Harm of Militarizing Border

HeadlineAug 25, 2021

Social and environmental justice advocates are praising a federal judge’s ruling saying the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection broke the law by not properly looking into how increased militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border would harm the environment and wildlife. Monday’s ruling comes after a 2017 lawsuit filed by Democratic Arizona Congressmember Raúl Grijalva and the Center for Biological Diversity.

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