Fragile, remarkable ecosystems are under assault due to the Real ID Act of 2005 and its negligent regard of Constitutional protections. Section 102 of the Act empowers Michael Chertoff, an appointed governmental official, the Secretary of Homeland Security, to waive legislation lawfully enacted by our elected officials in order to quickly build a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. He took full advantage of that provision in April, waiving 33 laws in one fell swoop.
The wall bars wildlife from vital water sources and disturbs their environments. It bisects a rich corridor of our nation, clearing vegetation. Motor vehicles will tear through previously protected lands--both on and off roads. The wall circumnavigates decades of environmental law painstakingly established since the 1960's.
This five minute clip shows a variety of wildlife in clear distress before a wall that plows through their natural habitat:
The Real ID Act of 2005 and similar subsequent laws bypass our Constitution and put all of us at risk. Even the animals. We need to repeat it. Or there will be certain trouble in our near future.
The Sierra Club offer a solution. Learn here how to take action to protect our habitat.
The full 20 minute video, Wild Versus Wall, is available for purchase for $20 through the Sierra Club of Arizona.
Cross posted on Uncommon Sense.