National Butterfly Center

National emergency dashes hopes for 5 ecologically sensitive sites spared by the spending bill

National emergency dashes hopes for 5 ecologically sensitive sites spared by the spending bill “The exemption in the spending bill will not likely save us in a state of emergency situation.” E.A. Crunden Feb 15, 2019, 11:51 am SHARE Facebook Twitter Email 62-year-old Luciano Guerra stands on the banks of the Rio Grande in the National …

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As debate rages on border wall funding, construction is already beginning

“To the delight of activists and lawyers, language in the budget bill bars the construction of fencing at several local landmarks – like the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, the historic La Lomita chapel and the National Butterfly Center — but it’s unclear whether that protection extends to any construction funded through Trump’s emergency declaration.” …

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Trump’s wall bulldozers have arrived at Texas’ National Butterfly Center

Trump’s wall bulldozers have arrived at Texas’ National Butterfly Center Walter Einenkel Daily Kos Staff Monday February 04, 2019 · 11:11 AM PST There is not a single positive thing that one can say about the Trump-proposed border wall. It’s not simply a useless symbol of an ultimately self-destructive immigration policy, it’s also an environmentally backward use …

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Update: Most Diverse Butterfly Center in the U.S. to be Bulldozed for Trump’s Border Wall

UPDATE: Trump goaded into a shutdown by his favorite right-wing TV and radio hosts: MSNBC  It’s back on…wall or shutdown….. “The animals that pass through the butterfly center won’t be the only living beings impacted by the wall. The Center for Biological Diversity found that the wall threatened a total of 93 already endangered or …

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Butterfly Preserve on the Border Threatened by Trump’s Wall

Nothing but destruction……..immigration numbers way down… Butterfly Preserve on the Border Threatened by Trump’s Wall By Claire Harbage, NPR 01 November 18 he National Butterfly Center, a 100-acre wildlife center and botanical garden in South Texas, provides a habitat for more than 100 species of butterflies. It also sits directly in the path of the …

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