(05/04/2005) - Washington, DC - The so-called
"Real ID" Act, expected to pass the House tomorrow, will expose thousands of
acres of public land, including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and
wilderness areas along the U.S. border to extreme environmental damage,
according to Defenders of Wildlife.
"By exempting the Department of
Homeland Security from environmental laws within public lands along the Mexican
and Canadian borders, some of our nation's most valuable wilderness areas are