Wall bad for wildlife, Texas Dems say

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down with his North Korean coun­ter­part is de­spite his grow­ing push for Py­ongyang to re­turn to the ne­go­ti­at­ing ta­ble with the U.S.

Tiller­son said this week that such talks would have to be pred­i­cated on the North giv­ing up its nu­clear weapons as­pi­ra­tions and that the con­di­tions for such talks haven’t yet been met by North Korea’s gov­ern­ment.

The UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil Satur­day unan­i­mously ap­proved new sanc­tions on North Korea, in­clud­ing ban­ning ex­ports worth over $1 bil­lion US.

McaLLEn, tex. — a group of texas demo­cratic con­gress­men want more de­tails about pre­lim­i­nary plans to build a sec­tion of Pres­i­dent don­ald trump’s pro­posed bor­der wall through a fed­eral wildlife refuge, say­ing such a move could do se­ri­ous dam­age to the en­vi­ron­ment.

Fed­eral of­fi­cials have told landown­ers and lo­cal of­fi­cials that they in­tend to build on about nearly 5 km of the river levee that runs through the Santa ana na­tional Wildlife Refuge.

the trump ad­min­is­tra­tion has pro­posed 96 km of wall con­struc­tion in the Rio grande Val­ley, the re­gion of farm­land and bor­der cities at the south­ern­most point of texas.

the u.S. House has passed a bud­get pro­posal with $1.6 bil­lion uS in fund­ing to start con­struc­tion in South texas as well as 22 km in San diego.

ad­vo­cates are con­cerned that the Santa ana refuge, a key sanc­tu­ary for birds and en­dan­gered wild­cats, could be cut off at its north­ern edge by the con­struc­tion of a wall, re­duc­ing vis­i­tor traf­fic and dis­rupt­ing wildlife.

Na­tional Se­cu­rity Ad­viser H.R. McMaster speaks at the White House in Wash­ing­ton.

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