"Pieces of [the border wall] will go directly through the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge [what is known among conservationists as "the String of Pearls"] because it is land already owned by the federal government ... wall will act like a barrier when it floods [because of hurricanes] in South Texas. And if that happens the wildlife that are near the river are going to drown ... [Also,] the wall blocks wildlife from getting to the river to drink. That's their main source of water."
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Lower Rio Grande Valley
National Wildlife Refuge Texas --[fws.gov]
Question: I am not for building a border wall at all, but is there any good reason why the administration cannot build the wall several miles inside the U.S. side of the border instead? Who thinks the administration plans to destroy the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge forty years in the making merely in a poor attempt to save political face and appear to save money by not having to pay for the land? Maybe this example shows the essence of selfish conservative BS is also waste of natural resources.