The environmental interests of Maine citizens would be advanced by immigration policies that reduce the population growth, congestion and resource consumption in the state.

Maine would have stable and healthy demographics if it weren’t for immigration. All population growth in Maine is driven by Third World immigration, whether legal or illegal. Maine’s unique rural character, with its open beaches, quaint coastal villages, quiet woodlands, historic farmlands and verdant mountains, is increasingly threatened by commercial interests and governmental policies that advocate importation of masses of cheap foreign labor and welfare clients to drive growth.

This insatiable appetite for growth and for More – more money, more power – consumes businessmen and bureaucrats. It’s a credo hammered into us all the time: More, More, More. But the Earth can’t sustain More.

At some point, we, as responsible stewards of the planet, have to say “Enough.” The citizens of Maine have said “Enough. We’d like to conserve our wilderness, our farms and our clean water and air.” Yet the CEOs and politicians subvert the will of Maine citizens by importing people from abroad.

These newcomers can only be accommodated by building more apartment blocks, strip malls and sewage treatment plants. It’s turning Maine into New Jersey: a crowded cosmopolitan polyglot mass of strangers despoiling the limited resources of nature. If we could stop dumping refugees and cheap foreign labor into the state, we could stabilize growth, husband our resources and conserve the natural beauty of this place.

Mass immigration and environmental sustainability are incompatible. Environmentally sound immigration policy would allow only a very small number of people to settle here, so our population would stabilize at a level that preserves what is left of our open spaces and natural resources. For those who doubt the urgency of this problem, I would refer them to the United Nations’ projections of population growth by continent.

Charles Day

Arundel