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Conservation groups rip Trump’s emergency declaration, citing wall’s negative environmental impacts

Environmental groups are hammering President Trump's plans to use a national emergency declaration to build a wall on the southern border, warning it will have negative effects on the region's ecosystem and wildlife.


“A wall that divides communities, blocks wildlife migration, disrupts water flow and destroys delicate park ecosystems is not the solution to border security and immigration challenges,” said Theresa Pierno, president and CEO for the National Parks Conservation Association in a statement.


https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/430242-environmental-groups-push-back-on-trumps-border-plans


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