Environmental group and 3 Texas homeowners sue over border wall plans

Environmental group and 3 Texas homeowners sue over border wall plans
Border fence, McAllen, TX. YouTube video

[Ed. – The homeowners have properties that back up to the Rio Grande in the area of Rio Grande City, in Starr County. Two of them have written letters and been interviewed in the local media about their concerns, which reportedly include a warning from the Army Corps of Engineers that they would have to move from their properties, which would be condemned.  Note that the spending bill attempts to set severe limits on where the wall can be, basically driving it to infringe on private property owners.  It isn’t clear if that’s at work in this case.]

Just hours after Trump’s announcement, three Texas landowners and the Frontera Audubon Society in Texas, an environmental group, became the first folks to file a lawsuit against POTUS’s emergency plans for the border. The government had previously informed the landowners that if the funds became available, they’d begin construction of the wall on their properties. The advocacy group Public Citizen filed the case in federal district court in Washington, D.C. on Friday, arguing the president exceeded his authority under the National Emergencies Act of 1976. The group called it a “fake national emergency.”

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