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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said U.S. Customs and Border Protection would begin flying a Predator B drone out of Corpus Christi, Texas, on Wednesday, extending the reach of the agency’s unmanned surveillance aircraft across the length of the nearly 2,000 mile border with Mexico.
“With the deployment of the Predator in Texas, we will now be able to cover the southwest border from the El Centro sector in California all the way to the Gulf of Mexico in Texas, providing critical aerial surveillance assistance to personnel on the ground,” Ms. Napolitano said during a conference call.
“This is yet another critical step we have taken in ensuring the safety of the border and is an important tool in our security toolbox,” she added.
Earlier this month, President Obama signed a $600 million bill that would fund about 1,500 new Border Patrol agents, customs inspectors and other law enforcement officials along the border, as well as pay for two more unmanned drones.
Miss Napolitano said the additional aircraft pledged under the bill, together with the new aircraft soon to begin operations in Texas, would increase the Customs and Border Protection drone fleet to six by the start of next year.
Activists seek ban on removal mining
Activists from Appalachia are calling on the Obama administration to end the practice of mountaintop-removal coal mining.
The administration has set out to curb the practice, but the activists say it hasn’t done enough. They announced plans at a news conference Monday for a rally in Washington next month, and they are inviting President Obama to attend.
In mountaintop-removal mining, forests are clear-cut, explosives blast apart the rock, and machines scoop out the exposed coal. The earth left behind is dumped into valleys, covering intermittent streams.
Mickey McCoy, a former mayor of Inez, Ky., called mountaintop-removal mining “environmental terrorism.” Coal operators say it’s the most efficient way to reach some reserves.
House race boils down to Wall St.
NEW YORK | Nine-term Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, New York Democrat, may have a real fight on her hands.
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