Archive for Category: "Otay Mountain Wilderness Area"
Under H.R. 1505, put forth by Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT), the Department of Homeland Security would be explicitly exempt from complying with dozens of environmental, public health, and safety laws for activities needed to help achieve “operational control” of the US border on Federal public and tribal lands within 100 miles of the border. [...]
Here’s a piece by my friend Scott Nicol in response to the most recent border bill proposed by Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT). Bishop is stoking the fires of anti-immigrant hysteria, and in the process, advancing a myth that an alleged conflict between local land managers and border patrol agents and officials is inhibiting border security [...]
from NATGEO Newswatch 7 November 2009 LINK TO ORIGINAL ARTICLE Merida, Mexico | Canada, Mexico, and the United States have become the first countries to agree formally to cooperate on wilderness conservation measures across a continent, Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón announced. Calderón made the announcement of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Cooperation for Wilderness [...]
From SignOn San Diego.com by the San Diego Union-Tribune LOCAL PERSPECTIVE Bulldozing nature By Char Miller 2:00 a.m. February 14, 2009 President George W. Bush is history. But the past has a funny way of maintaining a tight grip on the present. Just ask anyone who cares deeply about the pristine remnants of Southern California’s [...]
Project is first use of Real ID Act waiver allowing construction in designated wilderness 7 January 2009 Contacts: Kim Vacariu, Wildlands Network 575-557-0155 Matt Clark, Defenders of Wildlife 520-623-9653 Oliver Bernstein, Sierra Club 512-477-2152 Paul Spitler, The Wilderness Society 202-429-2672 Otay Mesa, CA –With little advance notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has begun [...]