Congress to Vote on Protections for Texas Butterfly Park Ensnared in Border-wall Fight

Environmental advocates have netted support for protections against a border wall they say would destroy a popular Texas butterfly habitat.The deal isn't finished yet — and the National Butterfly Center has its doubts about whether it will stick — but U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, said a bipartisan border security agreement will include protections for the butterfly refuge and other wildlife areas along the southern Texas border. The House is expected to vote on the deal Thursday.The butterfly center had publicly battled the Trump administration for about a year over the feds' planned barrier through its property. Congress had already approved funding for the wall through the center last March.  Continue reading...

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