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Lawsuit Seeks Federal Documents on Trump's Border Wall Prototypes

Secretive Administration Continues Evading Environmental Laws

SAN DIEGO— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection today for failing to provide environmental documents required for the construction of border wall “prototypes” in San Diego County.  

The Center requested the public records in May under the Freedom of Information Act, but the agencies have failed to provide any response. Prototype construction is scheduled to begin this summer. There’s no evidence that the Trump administration has done any environmental review, though the review is required by federal law.

“We’re calling out the Trump administration’s disturbing failure to study how these border wall prototypes will hurt communities and endangered wildlife,” said Jean Su, an attorney with the Center. “The administration can’t pick and choose which laws to follow. This project requires compliance with federal environmental laws that protect people and wildlife.”

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Banner photo Center for Biological Diversity; border wall photo by Russ McSpadden, Center for Biological Diversity