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Court to decide if private border wall can go next to river

8 months 1 week 2 days ago Wednesday, January 08 2020 Jan 8, 2020 January 08, 2020 5:02 PM January 08, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By NOMAAN MERCHANT
Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) - For Tommy Fisher, a federal court hearing set for Thursday next to the U.S.-Mexico border could result in his company getting a chance to prove it can build President Donald Trump's signature border wall faster and better than the government. For environmentalists and some landowners in South Texas, the hearing could clear the way for a project that they say will worsen erosion, push floodwaters onto their properties or into Mexico, and violate international treaties. A federal judge in the South Texas city of McAllen is soon expected to decide whether to lift a temporary restraining order against a project to build a privately funded border wall next to the Rio Grande.

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