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Ranchers split over US border security plan

NOGALES, Ariz. — Cattle ranchers are on opposite sides over a sweeping proposal to waive environmental reviews on federal lands within 100 miles of Mexico and Canada for the sake of border security.

Under the plan, the Border Patrol would have a free hand to build roads, camera towers, helicopter pads, and living quarters without any of the outside scrutiny that can modify or even derail plans to extend its footprint.

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