Dear EarthTalk: Why are some environmental groups jumping on the immigration issue? What does immigration have to do with the environment? —Ginna Jones, Darien, CT What to do about booming legal and illegal immigration rates is one of the most controversial topics on Americans” political agenda these days. More than a million immigrants achieve permanent […]
Our immigration debate misses the point: It’s not about race, but the sheer number of new Americans. Sprawl, the loss of open space, challenges to water resources, all these are aggravated by the million new arrivals who become legal permanent residents each year.
Population-Environment Balance: David Durham vs. Population Connection’s John Seager
Blaming immigration for our environmental problems amounts to charging the batter who made the last out with losing the whole game.