Environmental groups vow to fight on after Supreme Court okays Trump’s border wall

By: - Climate DepotJuly 29, 2019 4:00 PM


The Sierra Club and other environmental advocates are vowing to press on with their fight against President Donald Trump’s efforts to use military funds for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border following a Supreme Court ruling allowing the project to go forward.

In an unsigned, paragraph-long decision, the Supreme Court in a 5 to 4 ruling said that Trump could use $2.5 billion in Pentagon funding for the wall in parts of California, New Mexico, and Arizona. That move stayed a prior lower court decision, that ruled in favor of the Sierra Club and other plaintiffs, barring the administration from using the funds for the wall.