Eco-Waiver for Border Fence:

Earlier this month, a federal court enjoined construction of a border fence in southeastern Arizona designed to help keep out illegal immigrants, finding the Department of Homeland Security had failed to adequately consider potential environmental impacts. But this decision will not stop the fence's construction. Yesterday, utilizing authority contained in the 2005 law authorizing the fence's construction, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff waived the environmental requirements, allowing fence construction to proceed.