Does Environmentalism Equal Xenophobia?

The Sierra Club's leadership faces a divisive split over immigration issues -- does immigration lead to loss of wildlife habitat and urban sprawl?
March 25, 2004, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Today, environmentalists fear they are losing their fight to protect natural resources. Unchecked human consumption, most environmentalists are convinced, is the driving force behind climate change, atmospheric pollution, loss of wildlife habitat and urban sprawl... Leaders of the conservation movement have been warning about the perils of unchecked population growth since the 1960s. Udall was one of the first conservationists to draw attention to the subject in his 1963 book 'The Quiet Crisis.' Former Stanford professor Paul Ehrlich followed more provocatively with 'The Population Bomb,' which was co-published by the Sierra Club." Editor's note: Free registration may be required.

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Published on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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