Judge hears arguments over waivers of environmental laws in construction of Trump's border wall
SAN DIEGO — A federal judge hearing legal challenges to President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall quizzed lawyers about whether the Department of Homeland Security had adequately consulted other agencies and affected parties before waiving environmental laws for the project.
U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel on Friday heard arguments from environmental groups and the state of California that Homeland Security exceeded its authority in waiving laws that otherwise would slow construction for environmental studies.
An attorney for the government countered that the waivers — for fencing... read more
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