The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plans to build several new Remote Video Surveillance Systems (RVSS) towers along the U.S.-Canadian border in Vermont and New York.
The towers would be located in New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont communities, including Highgate Center, Franklin, Richford, North Troy, and Derby Line, which borders Quebec. The CBP previously stated it would have no environmental impact.
According to the CBP, the new surveillance towers would allow border agents to keep an eye on remote areas without committing too many resources and personnel. However, the project is receiving push back as residents claim they were not notified.
Vermont’s Attorney General T.J. Donovan recently expressed concerns about the CBP’s proposed surveillance towers. He acknowledged the importance of protecting the country’s borders but questioned the possibility of unwarranted surveillance and interference.