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Lawsuit Targets Lack of Public Information on Trump's Border Wall

The Public Information Act has not been sufficient in getting the Trump Administration to divulge information about its plans to build a wall between the United States and Mexico.
June 1, 2017, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency today for failing to provide briefing materials prepared for Trump’s transition team that discuss construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border," according to a press release by the Center for Biological Diversity.

The Center requested the materials in January under the Freedom of Information Act. The documents may contain discussion of the feasibility, effectiveness or impacts of building Trump’s wall. But so far the agencies have failed to provide the records.

The new lawsuit is not the first to target Trump's big campaign pledge to build a wall between the United States and Mexico. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) also filed suit in April 2017, along with the Center for Biological Diversity, calling "for an in-depth investigation into the wall’s potential impact on the environment." For those keeping track at home, the Center for Biological Diversity has filed 19 lawsuits against the Trump Administration at the time of this writing.

For more on the potential environmental impact of a proposed wall, see also an article from April by Eliza Barclay and Sarah Frostenson.

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Published on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in Center for Biological Diversity
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