Feds Transfer Acres Of Public Land In AZ And NM to Army For Border Wall Infrastructure
The federal Bureau of Land Management says it has transferred over 65 acres of public land in Arizona and New Mexico to the Army for border wall infrastructure.
The agency says it relinquished more than 53 acres in Yuma County, Arizona, that will be used to install power and other utilities around the border wall in the Yuma Sector. Another 12.7 acres in Hidalgo County, New Mexico, were transferred so that the Army could install power and other utilities along with engineering for roads that provide access to the border wall project in that area. Critics say construction of the border wall and infrastructure around imperils wildlife and protected land.