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Trump allows Texas border wall construction to begin without standard environmental reviews

November 1, 2019

More than 30 regulations are included in the latest waiver including the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, the National Historic Preservation Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act. It covers construction of physical barriers and roads and includes:

  • creating access to the sites, as well as forming staging areas
  • excavation and site work
  • installation and maintenance of border barriers, roads and associated structures
  • drainage infrastructure and erosion controls; and safety and security elements like lighting, cameras and sensors.

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