The federal government is finally ready to drop its lawsuit against the state over the storage containers it contends were erected illegally last year on Forest Service land by then-Gov. Doug Ducey. But it's going to cost Arizona taxpayers another $2.1 million to put this all behind them. That's on top of the $95 million the state paid to AshBritt Management & Logistics to install the ersatz border barrier in the first place. And it doesn't include another nearly $66.6 million, also of taxpayer dollars, to tear it down, transport the containers to Tucson and start restoring the site to the way it was before the controversial barrier went up. The deal marks the end of what had been a highly publicized move by Ducey to close gaps in the reinforced barrier that was started by Donald Trump and canceled by Joe Biden his first day in office. [High costs for shipping container wall at Arizona's southern border almost over]In southeastern Arizona operations owned by Freeport-McMoRan Inc, Morenci and Miami are ravaging water supplies and reducing entire mountain ranges to piles of waste rock in Tonto Apache lands.
The GOP are spreading a hysterical lie that Biden "opened the floodgates" in the border wall to let migrants through.— Laiken Jordahl (@LaikenJordahl) August 29, 2023
⁰Yes, the floodgates are open. But they were under Trump too. If closed, the wall would be flattened by flooding, as has happened before.pic.twitter.com/all4gzg3Wq
FACT CHECK: there has not been a single documented fentanyl seizure at the "open gates" in the wall.— Laiken Jordahl (@LaikenJordahl) August 30, 2023
90% of fentanyl is seized from U.S. citizen traffickers at ports of entry, not asylum seekers, like those crossing in the desert between ports & turning themselves in to CBP. pic.twitter.com/CeyfyXRIGu