Waiving Hello to the Wall: The Supreme Court's Denial of a Constitutional Challenge to Environmental Law Waivers at the U.S.-Mexico BorderFebruary 14, 2019 by bcf27 Endangered Species Federal Rollbacks Wildlife
By Claire Fischer, Staff Contributor
The fight over the U.S.-Mexico border wall has sparked a very public debate in the United States. One lesser-known issue surrounding President Trump’s border wall, however, is its effect on the environment. The Supreme Court recently denied certiorari to three conservation groups seeking to halt border wall construction projects that failed to comply with long-standing environmental laws and harmed existing habitats. But why was this construction permitted in the first place?