A new border wall prototype being constructed along a 20-mile stretch at Santa Teresa near New Mexico's state line with Texas is being hailed as a "serious structure" that neither humans nor animals can get past. But immigrant rights groups are pushing back against dangerous narratives about their homes on the border, and environmental advocates are taking the administration to court.
A new report from environmental groups Greenpeace USA and the Waterkeeper Alliance, Dakota Access builder Energy Transfer Partners has had spills amassing over 3.6 million gallons of hazardous liquids over the course of fifteen years. The report also notes that the fossil fuel industry's record of spills has only gotten worse over time.
How serious is President Trump's proposal for a US "Space Force" to complement the Army, Navy, Cyber Command and Air Force? With US corporate profits now heavily dependent on technology, which relies on space operations like the internet and GPS, the push to weaponize space under the partial guise of protecting "national interests" will likely be very strong.