Arizona is suing the Biden administration on claims that its immigration policy, which has allowed record numbers of migrants to enter the country, along with its decision to stop construction on the nation’s border wall, is having a “devastating impact” on the state’s environment, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Monday.
“This is a lawsuit that the Sierra Club should love,” Brnovich said on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.” “In this lawsuit, we allege the Biden administration is violating the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), what the left uses to stop highway projects, airport reconstruction, and all that other stuff.”
Arizona, in the third lawsuit it’s filed over Biden’s border actions, says that by stopping wall construction, “they are violating NEPA because it’s allowing more and more people to come into this country,” said Brnovich. “That’s having a devastating impact on our environment and also impacting the increase in population, which will have all sorts of impacts down the road.”
The Biden administration has not done an environmental impact study when it relates to immigration, he added, and that is “violating federal environmental law.”
Brnovich further argued that it has been estimated that every migrant that comes across the desert in Arizona has left behind at least 6 to 8 pounds of waste including plastic bags, drug paraphernalia, backpacks, and more.
“Think about this,” he said. “Anywhere else, if someone said there are 170,000 people leaving each 7 pounds of trash, I’m not a math whiz (but that is) a million pounds of trash in one month. You’d think the people’s heads would explode.”
But with the policy being President Joe Biden’s, “everyone is getting a pass and it’s not right,” said Brnovich.
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