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Center for Biological Diversity sues Trump administration over national emergency

TUCSON — The Center for Biological Diversity became one of the first organizations to sue the White House over President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border.

“Those of us who live on the border know that there is no emergency,” Laiken Jordahl, a borderlands campaigner for the Center for Biological Diversity said. “The only emergency today is Trump’s attack on the constitution. Border walls are disastrous for the environment and for ecosystems.”

Jordahl worries about what a wall could do to a number of species including the jaguar population in our area.

“Southern Arizona is actually home to numerous jaguars,” Jordahl said. “If a border wall is constructed in some of those last remaining wildlife corridors it would doom future jaguar recovery, and basically guarantee that we will never see jaguars in Arizona again.”

A recent study by The Center for Biological Diversity shows 93 endangered species would be threatened by a border wall.

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