Drones show damage to the environment caused by the Trump wall

Drones Show Damage To The Environment Caused By The Trump Wall

Tucson – Drone images show the damage being done to the environment by building President Donald Trump’s border wall inside the Wildlife Refuge along the historic route known as the “Devil’s Highway” in the Arizona desert . The images released this Tuesday by the Center for Biological Diversity show how heavy machinery works demolishing a series of mountains in one of the most remote areas of the desert to make way for the border wall. The border wall is currently being built through the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge located east of the town of Yuma and home to the pronghorn sonora, an antelope that is in danger of extinction. “Trump is destroying the most beautiful landscapes in the borderlands for nothing more than a twisted campaign promise,” said Laiken Jordahl, an environmental specialist on the border strip of the Center for Biological Diversity in a press release. He indicated that the metal barriers that are being erected in the area will slow down wild migration, damaging the ecosystem and destroying the natural history and sacred sites of Native Americans. Construction is carried out on one side of the El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve located on the Mexican side, which is recognized by the United Nations for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) as a from the most diverse areas of the world. Construction has also altered the historical route known as “the devil’s path”. An ancient path used for commerce, it was used by Native Americans, as well as the Spanish explorers, miners, and missionaries who came to this remote part of the Arizona desert. As construction of the border wall continues on the border, a federal appeals court in Washington D.C. Heard Tuesday arguments about a lawsuit filed by Democratic lawmakers against Trump’s decision to divert $ 3.8 billion allocated by Congress to the Defense Department for the construction of the border wall. The plaintiffs allege that Trump’s unilateral decision is a violation of the powers of Congress. For its part, the Customs and Border Protection Office (CBP) released last week a website dedicated exclusively to the construction of the border wall with Mexico. On the page you can see a video and an interactive map about new construction projects taking place along the border. According to CBP figures, to date 170 miles of the new wall that Trump wants to build on the 1,954 miles of border between the United States and Mexico have been completed.



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