Republican bill would allow Border Patrol to ignore environmental laws

Oct 23, 2011 Full story: www.kansascity.com 7

House Republicans want to give the U.S. Border Patrol unprecedented authority to ignore 36 environmental laws on federal land in a 100-mile zone along the Canadian and Mexican borders.

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Reality Check

Jacksonville, FL

#1 Oct 24, 2011
Who cares as long as our desires and ego are being satisified after all only our pets are worthy animals and only the plants in our garden we need to concern about,this cant be true, is this the true state of our minds?
Dances with Wolves

Baltimore, MD

#2 Oct 24, 2011
From the article: If the legislation is 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 in such popular places as Olympic National Park, Glacier Park, the Great Lakes and the Boundary Waters Wilderness Area.

Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/10/23/3224702/...

As if those illegal invaders cared about any of the above either. Sheesh. The border patrol has to do what they have to do to stop the invasion. The enviromental rules, since they are ignored by the invaders, can be easily and temporary ignored while we stop the infestation of invaders.
With You

Omaha, NE

#3 Oct 24, 2011
I'm with you Danced with Wolves!
With You

Omaha, NE

#4 Oct 24, 2011
Oops: Dances, I'm not certain if you've danced with them? lol

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#5 Oct 24, 2011
Border Patrol Banned From Top Smuggler Routes

For the third time in a few months a federal report exposes how the U.S.
government prioritizes environmental preservation over national security by
keeping Border Patrol agents out of wildlife refuges that are heavily
transited by Mexican drug and human smugglers.

Among them is a popular smugglers' corridor, the 2,300-acre San Bernardino
National Wildlife Refuge, used by an illegal immigrant who murdered an
Arizona rancher last spring. For years, Border Patrol agents have been
prohibited by the Interior Department and the U.S. Forest Service from
actively patrolling such areas because it threatens natural resources.

Motorized vehicles, road construction and the installation of surveillance
structures required to adequately secure the vast areas are forbidden
because it could endanger the environment and its wildlife. In the meantime,
Mexican drug cartels and human smugglers regularly use the sprawling,
unmanned and federally protected land to enter the U.S. The areas have
become the path of choice for illicit operations that endanger American
lives and, ironically, cause severe environmental damage.

Adding insult to injury, Interior officials charge the Department of
Homeland Security millions of dollars for conducting preapproved Border
Patrol operations on its land. Since 2007, Homeland Security has paid the
Interior Department more than $9 million to mitigate the "environmental
damage" of protecting the border.

Despite two recent congressional reports (check them out here and here)
documenting the obstacles Border Patrol officers face in these dangerous
areas, little has been done to remedy the situation and improve security. An
overwhelming majority of Border Patrol agents told congressional
investigators that "land management laws" continue to limit their access to
federal lands along the treacherous southwestern border.

The federal officers surveyed most recently by the Government Accountability
Office (GAO), the investigative arm of Congress, say they continue to
encounter "delays and restrictions in their patrolling and monitoring
operations" on federally protected lands. In one enraging case, land
managers took more than four months to conduct the required "historic
property assessment" before granting the Border Patrol permission to move
surveillance equipment.

The situation is so dire that a group of lawmakers have introduced
legislation to prohibit any federal agency-especially the Department of the
Interior-from using environmental regulations to hinder the Border Patrol
from securing the area. The measure would essentially ensure that Border
Patrol, not federal land managers, have operational control of the nation's
borders.

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2011/apr/bo...

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#6 Oct 24, 2011
Dances with Wolves wrote:
The border patrol has to do what they have to do to stop the invasion. The enviromental rules, since they are ignored by the invaders, can be easily and temporary ignored while we stop the infestation of invaders.
Trash in the Huachuca Mountains - The Sierra Vista Herald

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Illegal aliens Trash On our Border

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
With You

Kansas City, MO

#7 Oct 24, 2011
Last night's Border Wars on Nat Geo was outstanding again!

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