Top state prosecutor sued the Biden administration Monday over what he calls “environmentally disruptive” decisions to halt border wall construction and change immigration policies.
The lawsuit filed by Republican Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich in federal court in Arizona against officials in Democratic President Joe Biden’s administration says the reversals of previous policies violate the National Environmental Protection Act.
“Defendants have embarked on multiple environmentally disruptive policies without performing even cursory environmental analysis,” the lawsuit says.
Democrats have typically used environmental policy as a device to prompt changes in other policy areas, and Arizona’s attorney general recognizes the power of doing so.
“I’m going to do everything I can to protect our communities and make sure the law is enforced. And if that means that I get to use the National Environmental Protection Act, which the Left has used for decades now to force the government to do stuff or not to do stuff, I’m going to take a play out of their playbook,” said Brnovich.
Brnovich is also asking the U.S. District Court in Arizona to “void the decisions to stop border wall construction” and to make sure the “Remain in Mexico” policy remains in place until the US federal government complies with the NEPA.
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