Members of Congress Question DHS Waiver Decision
Berndt, Carolyn, Nation's Cities Weekly
Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, is leading a group of 14 members of Congress, including eight committee chairs, in submitting a notice of intent to file an Amicus Curiae brief in the Defenders of Wildlife case (No. 07-1180). The brief, which will be filed by the end of the month, pertains to the Bush Administration's plans to waive more than 30 environmental laws and regulations to speed construction of the U.S.-Mexico border fence.
At issue are plans by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to waive virtually all environmental laws so the U.S. can finish building 470 miles of border fence by year's end. The waiver …
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Publication information: Article title: Members of Congress Question DHS Waiver Decision. Contributors: Berndt, Carolyn - Author. Magazine title: Nation's Cities Weekly. Volume: 31. Issue: 15 Publication date: April 14, 2008. Page number: 8. © 2009 National League of Cities. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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