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Updated 5/31/11 byDave Grubb

International Committee

Purpose

  • To foster cooperation and communication with Mexico on environmental issues along the border with Mexico.
  • Goals

    1. To circulate as widely as possible the Sierra Club’s video Wall Versus Wild about the devastating effects of the border fence on wildlife in all areas where it has been constructed, the negative consequences of extending it further and the environmental laws that have been overturned by the Bush Administration in order to build it.

    2. To support the passage of HR 2593, the Borderlands Conservation and Security Act, introduced by Representative Raul Grijalva (D., Az), to remove the exemption from the environmental laws presently granted to border security activity and to allow the Border Patrol to install an electronic “virtual fence”.

    3. To work towards a repeal of Section 102 of the Real ID Act, which gives the Secretary of Homeland Security the power to ignore all environmental laws that would hinder in any way the construction of the fence along the U.S. / Mexico border.

    Continuing Campaigns

    1. The monthly Movie Activities Night, the goal of which is to show the effects of unbridled corporate power on the environment, social justice, human rights and democracy, and the interconnections among all these issues.

    2. Support for Fair Trade and opposition to the so-called “Free Trade” policy. Learn more about corporate accountability.

    Meetings

    6:30 P.M. the 3rd Monday of each month at the chapter office.

    Example Activities

  • Environmental justice.
  • Support for environmental protection organizations in Mexico.
  • Response to proposed triple fence.
  • Commenting on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed Border 2012 program.
  • Cooperation with local Amnesty International chapters.
  • Wastewater treatment in Tijuana.
  • Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) / Fast Track.
  • Contacts
    Refer to the Conservation Committee membership list for contact information.

    border committee (82kb)
    border committee
    (photo by Geoffrey D. Smith)
    Tecate border (65kb)
    border at Tecate
    (photo by Brad Buffett)

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