Trump’s Border Wall Construction Helps Cronies, Hurts Public Lands and Native American Cultural Resources

Public Lands Nonprofit Reports Found that Trump’s Allies Stand to Profit from Controversial Wall

Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources’ Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is holding an oversight hearing on President Trump’s border wall construction, which is destroying Native American sacred sites.

Western Values Project (WVP) — an Accountable.US project based in Montana, defending America’s public lands — recently released a series of reports, finding that due to the administration’s corruption, Trump administration allies stand to benefit from construction of the controversial border wall, at the expense of Native American cultural resources and public lands. 

“Trump is demolishing sacred Native American cultural sites and public lands to build his vanity border wall, which also just so happens to be making his cronies rich in the process,” said Jayson O’Neill, Western Values Project Deputy Director. “Today’s hearing is a first step in holding Trump and his special interest cronies accountable for their rampant corruption and unchecked destruction of our cultural resources and public lands.” 

The reports, released as part of a series in how Trump administration corruption is hurting Western States, found that: 

In the last two months, WVP has released reports on how Trump administration corruption is hurting Western States, including Arizona, Colorado, Montana, and New Mexico

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