[Tweeters] White-collared Seedeaters will soon be easier to locate
lpatters at ix.netcom.com
Wed Mar 25 14:59:41 PDT 2009
I just emailed Murray, Cantwell, and Reichert about this. I would
think it could help if others did the same.
On Mar 25, 2009, at 1:58 PM, Wilson Cady wrote:
> If Homeland Security can't spot a person crossing a hundred
> foot wide river what makes them think that an extra swath of open
> ground on the riverbank is going to be a barrier to people entering
> the country illegally? We are destroying the habitat that has taken
> years to protect and giving the Rio Grande River to Mexico by
> erecting a fence on the north riverbank that bars Americans to the
> river but allows Mexicans up to the fence.
> Wilson Cady
> Skamania County, WA
> On Wed, 25 Mar 2009 11:44:11 -0700 Larry Schwitters <lpatters at ix.netcom.com
> > writes:
> From "Truthout". I don't think this is a good idea.
> Agent Orange-like Chemical to Be Used at US-Mexico Border
> Dane Schiller, The Houston Chronicle: "The US Border Patrol plans to
> poison the plant life along a 1.1-mile stretch of the Rio Grande
> riverbank as soon as Wednesday to get rid of the hiding places used
> by smugglers, robbers and illegal immigrants. If successful, the
> $2.1 million pilot project could later be duplicated along as many
> as 130 miles of river in the patrol's Laredo Sector, as well as
> other parts of the US-Mexico border. Although Border Patrol and US
> Environmental Protection Agency officials say the chemical is safe
> for animals, detractors say the experiment is reminiscent of the
> Vietnam War-era Agent Orange chemical program and raises questions
> about long-term effects
> Larry Schwitters
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