California Ads Link Mass Immigration to Changing Climate and Deteriorating Environment

- Immigration Is Primary Factor Driving Population Growth In America -

Sep 26, 2007, 01:00 ET from Californians for Population Stabilization

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Californians
 for Population Stabilization (CAPS) launched a radio campaign in California
 last week linking immigration-driven population growth to environmental
 damage and climate change. CAPS points to Census figures indicating that
 mass immigration is the number one factor driving population growth in
 America today. With less immigration, the country's population would have
 stabilized at near replacement levels and the gains made in curbing
 pollution would be positively affecting our environment today.
     Diana Hull, President of CAPS commented, "The number one factor driving
 this country's population growth is mass immigration and it's continuing
 unabated." Hull continued, "More people mean more cars, more energy
 production, more air pollution and, if greenhouse gases are a bigger
 problem than previously thought, overpopulation must take a very large
 share of the blame. How can America lead the world in addressing
 environmental degradation when we're the ones disproportionately
 responsible for both high consumption and open immigration? Addressing
 these global issues should start right here in California, a state not
 living within its resource constraints by growing at the rate of 500,000
 more people a year -- virtually all due to direct immigration and immigrant
     The radio ad identifies the real "inconvenient truth" as the fact that
 population growth and environmental degradation are related, "people drive
 cars, use water, create sprawl, destroy forests and pollute." The
 advertisement goes on to illustrate the correlation between California's
 population growth and energy consumption over the last thirty years. The ad
 concludes by acknowledging that rolling back mass immigration is tough for
 "compassionate Californians" to swallow but "saving the Earth starts here
 in California."
     For more information about CAPS, visit

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