Energy Crisis Action Alert
Fundamental Cause of Energy Crisis=Mass Immigration-Driven Population Growth
- California's flawed energy deregulation scheme only masks the underlying cause: exploding energy demand caused by population growth.
- California's per capita demand for electricity actually decreased 5% over the past 20 years, from 7,292 kilowatt hours in 1979, to 6,952 kilowatt hours in 1999, but in the same period California's population grew by more than 10.6 MILLION!
- In the 1990s, over 95% of California's population growth resulted from mass immigration.
- Mass immigration also accounted for more than 70% of the United States' 3.2 million annual population growth in the 1990s. Over two-thirds of that was from legal immigration, that is resulting from laws passed by the federal government.
- More people added to the population (even with reduced per-capita consumption) inevitably results in more demand. This means that "solutions" that address the supply side of the energy crisis will not solve the problem.
- Non-renewable energy supplies, such as oil, coal, and natural gas (used to power plants generating electricity) are running out. At the current rate of use, commercial quantities of oil worldwide will be exhausted by 2050.
- Thus, we must transition to alternative renewable resources.
- Avaliable clean, alternative energy supply sufficient to meet increasing demand is becoming more and more difficult to achieve. For example, hydroelectric power is already providing the U.S. with 11% of its electricity, but energy from this source is limited to a maximum contruibution of 13% because the most suitable sites for dams are already occupied. There are problems associated with other alternative energy sources as well.
Strategy for Resolving the Root Cause of the Energy Crisis
- The energy crisis is not just California's problem. It threatens the future health and well-being of each of us in the United States.
- Since the fertility rates of the native-born population and pre-1970s immigrants have been less than 2.1 children per woman (replacement level) since 1974, we must concentrate our efforts on the major source that is driving our population growth: mass immigration of approximately 1.5 million per year.
- The necessary first step toward a long-term solution to the energy crisis is to enact an all-inclusive moratorium on immigration in excess of 100,000 per year. This would provide the necessary condition for eventually stabilizing the United States' population and balancing the demand for energy with supply.
We Must Act Now!
1. SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE TO CONGRESS that mass immigration-generated population growth is BAD NEWS for the taxpayers. Call, write, e-mail, or fax your representatives and tell them to OPPOSE amnesty for illegal immigrants, and to support Representative Tancredo's immigration moratorium.
2. MAKE A SPECIAL TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TO CCN TODAY to help us continue to fight AGAINST detrimental legislation, fight FOR legislation that propels us in the right direction, and get our message out about the necessity of an immigration moratorium.
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