Off the fence

Environmentalists living on both sides of the Bush administration’s proposed 700-mile U.S.-Mexico border fence are upset. Migratory animals, like the endangered Sonora pronghorn, regularly hop the border to graze or mate. And the region’s nocturnal set likely will lose their nightlife to radar and bright lights along the fence. Experts and activists from both countries aired these concerns in a report issued by the Mexican government last week. The report proposes “green corridors” of wilderness without roads, cross-border bridges and live walls made of cactus to protect wildlife. And Mexico’s not playing around. If Washington doesn’t revamp its environmental-impact statement for the fence, our neighbor’s down south are calling in the Hague.