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General News    H4'ed 2/13/19

Butterfly sanctuary won't go down without a fight, flies into federal court to defy border wall

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The Texas Observer  is reporting that lawyers for the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas, have asked a federal judge to press pause on a section of Trump’s border wall that would cut through the sanctuary’s privately owned land. Since December, the center has been threatened by Trump’s planned wall. After conservationists were dismissed by the Supreme Court in their attempts to slow the process down, bulldozers began arriving on the privately owned land at the beginning of February. Local indigenous tribes—who have long opposed Trump’s dumb wall— have organized and joined protestors at the sanctuary.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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