Homeland Security gets to bypass environmental laws

Burkhart, Michelle
October 2005
High Country News;10/31/2005, Vol. 37 Issue 20, p6
This article reports that U.S. Homeland Security Michael Chertoff used a new anti-terrorism and immigration-control bill to waive environmental laws along the country and Mexico border. The Real ID Act, passed by Congress which permits Chertoff to bypass any federal or state law. Includes environmental, safety and labor laws, that might hinder the construction of border barricades. The California Coastal Commission has opposed the federal government's plan because of its environmental impacts.


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