Federal action is needed to take population pressures off communities.

I can’t believe how much urban sprawl there’s been in America during the past 20 years — more than 11.5 million acres of open land (an area about the size of New Jersey and New Hampshire combined) has been developed. This trend is being fueled by population growth.

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We cannot achieve a sustainable population with current immigration levels

It’s frustrating that America’s prominent economists can’t acknowledge that economic growth does not require a relentless increase in population. We can grow our economy by using education and technology to increase productivity. With slower population growth, we can make greater progress toward resolving economic and environmental issues while boosting our productivity, and quality of life, as a nation.

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Wildlife cannot thrive while Congress promotes rapid population growth.

America is experiencing a “biodiversity crisis,” which has been confirmed by the U.S. EPA’s list of endangered and threatened wildlife, now exceeding a mind-boggling 1,300 species. Habitat loss, and the consequential habitat fragmentation, are the primary reasons for this crisis, and America’s high population growth is driving these conditions. All this will become much worse if America grows by another 75 million in 40 years, as predicted by the U.S. Census Bureau, with more than 90% of this increase coming from immigration.

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