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Tucson Taking Impartial Role In Border Wall Lawsuit

The city of Tucson is joining Pima County as an impartial adviser in a lawsuit aimed at curbing construction of the border wall in three Arizona preserves.

The Arizona Daily Star reports the Tucson City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to participate as a friend of the court in the case without becoming a party to the suit. The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted similarly last month.

Several environmental groups including the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity have sued the administration of President Donald Trump for waiving environmental reviews and other laws to speed up border wall construction through protected areas in Pima County.

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