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House measure would expand Homeland Security powers, waive environmental laws

A controversial bill that would give the Department of Homeland Security unprecedented authority over federal lands within 100 miles of the United States’ border is making its way through Congress. The proposed measure, called the “National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act,” would let Homeland Security waive 36 major federal environmental protection laws in order […]