Virtual Fence Bad For The Environment

They do understand that it is a “virtual” fence, right?

Construction on “virtual fence” projects scheduled along Arizona’s border with Mexico is on hold indefinitely because the Interior Department hasn’t signed off on use of its lands, federal officials said Tuesday.

Interior officials have not accepted a proposed finding in an environmental assessment produced for the U.S. Border Patrol that putting towers with radar, cameras and communications equipment on Interior Department lands would have no significant impact, said Mike Friel, a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Authority to waive environmental laws for border security projects was granted to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff under a 2005 congressional act, but the law does not extend to virtual fence projects, Friel said.

What, is it going to bother the owls, coyotes, and mice? Maybe the cactus’ do not like the electronic monitoring. And let’s not forget the civil rights of the animals not to be monitored.

At least it is not linked to global warming. Yet.

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2 Responses to “Virtual Fence Bad For The Environment”

  1. GM Cassel AMH1(AW) USN RET says:

    Claymore Mines would be a bit more effective.

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