Tag: National Butterfly Center

In South Texas, Border Wall Construction Imminent

SIERRA / FEBRUARY 14, 2019
Trump Administration targets Rio Grande Valley for new wall.

In the past week, heavy machinery has rolled into Texas’s Rio Grande Valley as the Trump administration looks to push construction on a new section of border wall—a project that threatens protected natural areas, including a butterfly sanctuary and a state park. The development comes amidst the intensifying militarization of the entire border region, with US troops deploying lethal razor wire in Arizona.