Latest Texas Border Coalition Stories

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...

2008-06-24 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 02:29:44

DALLAS _ The Supreme Court gave the Bush administration a victory Monday when it declined to step into the controversy over the waiver of environmental laws to speed up construction of a 670-mile border security fence. But with a number of legal and legislative challenges still in play, it is not the end to efforts by border residents to halt the construction of the fence, fence opponents said. The court refused without comment the challenge by the Sierra Club and Friends of Wildlife,...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.