Now on the surface this seems reasonable. Even helpful if it stops a delay in the project, which was authorized 10 years earlier.
But by calling it the Trump Wall, the unappointed and unelected and accountable-to-no-one bureaucrats flaunted their bias. They found what they were looking for: "endangered" species that it could claim would be harmed by the Mexican Wall.
In many cases, they are not even a full species.
From the report, the endangered species "harmed":
Arroyo Toad Anaxyrus californicus
Texas Blind Salamander Typhlomolge rathbun
Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii extimus
Yuma Clapper Rail Rallus longirostris yumanensis
Diminutive Amphipod Gammarus hyalleloides
Peck's Cave Amphipod Stygobromus pecki
Riverside Fairy Shrimp Streptocephalus woottoni
San Diego Fairy Shrimp Branchinecta sandiegonensis
Big Bend Gambusia Gambusia gaigei
Comanche Springs Pupfish Cyprinodon elegans
Desert Pupfish Cyprinodon macularius
Fountain Darter Etheostoma fonticola
Loach Minnow Tiaroga cobitis
Pecos Gambusia Gambusia nobilis
Spikedace Meda fulgida
Yaqui Chub Gila purpurea
Ashy Dogweed Thymophylla tephroleuca
California Orcutt Grass Orcuttia californica
Davis' Green Pitaya Echinocereus viridiflorus var. davisii
Mexican Flannelbush Fremontodendron mexicanum
Nellie Cory Cactus Coryphantha minima
Otay Mesa-mint Pogogyne nudiuscula
Salt Marsh Bird's-beak Cordylanthus maritimus ssp. maritimus
San Diego Ambrosia Ambrosia pumila
San Diego Button-celery Eryngium aristulatum var. parishii
Sneed Pincushion Cactus Coryphantha sneedii var. sneedii
South Texas Ambrosia Ambrosia cheiranthifolia
Star Cactus Astrophytum asterias
Terlingua Creek Cat's-eye Cryptantha crassipes
Texas Ayenia Ayenia limitaris
Texas Snowbells Styrax texanus
Texas Wild-rice Zizania texana
Tobusch Fishhook Cactus Sclerocactus brevihamatus ssp. tobuschii
Walker's Manioc Manihot walkerae
Zapata Bladderpod Lesquerella thamnophila
Then come the insects, mice, snails, et cetera. Plus there are "threatened" species and candidates for threatened.
The odds are in favor of stopping the projects. That is the way Congress and the bureaucracy set it up. In the name of protecting the polar bear, the government stops progress.
This thing will be litigated for the next ten years, with socialist groups disguised as environmentalists bilking taxpayers for attorney fees.
A reason we have to keep electing wrecking balls to office is because the American People are an endangered species. Washington wants to import socialists from another failed socialist state.
Leon Kolankiewicz wrote of this in 2011:
The two main biotic concerns from the wall would be habitat fragmentation and disruption or interference in the movement or migration of non-human, non-avian vertebrates (e.g., mammals, reptiles, amphibians). There may be ways to mitigate the adverse effects to some extent. Birds wouldn't have a problem.
I made the analogy that the border wall would be similar in impacts to those caused by a new 4-lane Interstate or freeway with fencing on either side to reduce the incidence of collisions with deer and road kill. Enviros aren't happy about those developments either, and nor should they be, but you don't hear nearly the flap in general about those types of projects that you do about this one, and we all know why that is.
The only species I want to protect is the American species.
Let's hope it is not killed in the name of protecting the Desert Pupfish.
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