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2013-09-11 23:04:55

Recent fence industry trends show manufacturing shifting back to the United States for several reasons. They boil down to three: service, money, and more service. East Troy, WI (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 As part of a recent trend, Modern Fence Technologies is seeing innovators within the fence industry turn to American made solutions for OEM hardware. Working with product developers from some of the largest fence manufacturers in the world and with individuals who have an idea on how to...

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2008-11-25 13:10:00

British archaeologists used thousands of aerial photos to reveal more than 2,700 unrecorded historic features of Hadrian's Wall in northern England. Among the new features identified by experts from the English Heritage were medieval sheep farms, ancient burial mounds and 19th Century lead mines. The scientists used more than 30,500 pictures taken during the past 60 years as part of an English Heritage initiative to map and interpret England's archaeological sites. The project began in 2002,...

2008-08-20 09:00:59

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Construction on "virtual fence" projects scheduled along Arizona's border with Mexico is on hold indefinitely because the Interior Department hasn't signed off on use of its lands, federal officials said Tuesday. Interior officials have not accepted a proposed finding that towers with radar, cameras and communications equipment would have no significant impact, said Mike Friel, a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Authority to waive environmental laws...

2008-07-16 09:00:45

By Christopher Sherman Associated Press McALLEN, Texas -- The U.S.-Mexico border fence will make life harder on some South Texas farmers, damage valuable wildlife habitat, impair views and generally become an obstacle to border life, the Department of Homeland Security acknowledged in an environmental study of the fence's impact. For the people of the Rio Grande Valley, the federal government said in the recent study that there are serious trade-offs for 70 miles of fence segments that...

2008-07-01 15:00:25

By EILEEN SULLIVAN An environmental group had asked the court to slow the fence construction. WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court said Monday it won't stand in the way as the U.S. extends its security fence hundreds of miles along the border with Mexico, allowing building to proceed full-speed despite claims that it harms the environment and animals that live in the area. In a second case mixing national security and the environment, the justices agreed to consider an appeals court ruling...

2008-06-24 09:02:46

By Kevin Sieff, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Jun. 24--The Supreme Court's refusal Monday to question the federal government's expedited approach toward erecting the border fence crushed one of the most promising attempts to delay the barrier in South Texas. Opponents of the fence are now left to search for another viable judicial or legislative approach to put brakes on the government's plan. "Unfortunately, the decision leaves one person, (Homeland Security Secretary) Michael...

2008-06-24 06:02:30

By David Stout Randal C. Archibold contributed reporting. * The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to stop the Bush administration from using extraordinary regulatory powers to construct a fence along the border between the United States and Mexico. Without comment, the justices declined a plea by environmental groups to put checks on the administration's power to bypass environmental reviews in building sections of the 700-mile, or 1,100- kilometer, fence. The Homeland Security...

2005-12-14 23:50:05

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Vicente Fox denounced as "disgraceful and shameful" on Wednesday a proposal to build a high-tech wall on the U.S.-Mexico border to stop illegal immigrants. Concerned about the huge numbers of illegal immigrants streaming across the border and worried it could be an entry point for terrorists, a U.S. lawmaker has proposed building two parallel steel and wire fences running from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Coast. But Homeland Security...

2005-12-13 18:45:00

SAN DIEGO -- Environmental activists vowed on Tuesday to appeal a ruling by a San Diego federal judge allowing the United States to finish building a fence along the border with Mexico despite concerns that it would threaten a wildlife habitat. The Department of Homeland Security won the right on Monday to finish the remaining 5 miles of the border fence in southern California by invoking a little-known federal law that allows the agency to waive state and federal environmental laws in the...

2005-12-01 18:56:22

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico will fight proposals to fortify part of the U.S.-Mexico border with a high-tech wall, Foreign Minister Luis Ernesto Derbez said on Thursday. Concerned about the huge numbers of illegal immigrants streaming across the border, and worried it could be an entry point for terrorists, many members of the U.S. Congress are backing an idea to erect a Berlin Wall-style division along the border. Rep. Duncan Hunter, a California Republican who chairs the House...