Population-Environment BALANCE was founded as
The Environmental Fund in 1974. Its mission is to stabilize
the United States' Population to protect the environment. It
fearlessly addresses issues which others are too timid to address.
For example, BALANCE recognizes that the ONLY way to achieve
U.S. population stabilization is to push to enact a Zero-Net-Immigration
Moratorium. Thus BALANCE makes pushing a Moratorium its First
Starting with what is most recent:
BALANCE and its ASAP! Coalition Allies successfully led the
battle to stop five major illegal alien amnesty attempts in
Congress in 2007. BALANCE employed the "moratorium push"
strategy -- the ONLY effective strategy for both stopping the
amnesty pushes and eventually getting reductions in legal immigration.
A Moratorium message deploys a strategy that offers the best,
and probably the only, means of stabilizing the United States'
BALANCE is the only environment or population
organization to publicize the connection between immigration-generated
population growth and global warming. If the U.S, population
continues to grow it will be virtually impossible to stabilize
or reduce the U.S.'s contribution to the global warming problem.
At present, each person added to the United States' population
adds 23.8 tons of greenhouse gasses annually to the atmosphere.
Adding more people increases the burden that the US places on
the global environment. Per capita reductions in greenhouse
gas emissions are unlikely to offset the large increases from
mass immigration.BALANCE has been the only organization to explicitly
describe how the Amnesties and mass immigration greatly exacerbate
the Global Warming problem.
BALANCE and other ASAP Coalition Allies teamed
with the Minutemen to demand that our borders be protected,
illegals be deported and that a moratorium be implemented. Listening
to BALANCE's argument, the Minutemen adopted the moratorium
plank as one of the planks that was taken to Capitol Hill during
that February through April, 2006 Initiative.
BALANCE Board Members conducted a study to determine the actual
U.S. population size and trends in 2006 in order to correct
the traditional, undercounted Census Bureau figures. Conclusions
1) That the true number of illegal aliens in the United States
was far greater than the 8-12 million estimated by the Census
2) That the United States population hit 300 million in the
year 2000 and by 2006 has exceeded 330 million with a growth
rate in excess of 4 million per
year with nearly 90% of that being generated by mass legal and
3) IF current trends continue, U.S. population will hit one
billion by 2075.
The article is on the Balance website: www.balance.org.
But for BALANCE, who would have publicized accurate
information about the true size and rate of growth of the U.S.
population? After our news conference and publication of our
article critical of US Census figures, news commentators amended
their account of the illegal immigration problem, stating that
the number was 12 to 20 million illegal aliens --- a decided
In its entire history, BALANCE's estimates of
U.S. population size and growth trends have been more accurate
than the U.S. Census Bureau's. Even the U.S. Census Bureau's
'high' projections have turned out to be low, as BALANCE has
repeatedly pointed out in advance.
BALANCE is the founding Sponsor of the ASAP!
Coalition. Since its founding, over sixty organizations have
signed on to support ASAP's four point program, whose First
Priority is pushing a Moratorium--the ONLY way to achieve immigration
BALANCE and its ASAP Coalition Allies are the
only organizations to point out the naivete of attempting to
achieve 'global' solutions to environmental problems. Most environmental
problems must be solved on a nation by nation (or smaller scale)
basis. As understood by an original BALANCE Board member, Garret
Hardin, populations and environments are local and national.
Remedies must be sought on the same scale.
BALANCE and its ASAP Coalition Allies are THE
ONLY ORGANIZATIONS which are actually pushing a program which
could achieve U.S. Population Stabilization, the necessary condition
to protecting the Environment.
BALANCE was the first organization after the
first Earth Day, in 1970 to focus on Population-Environment-Immigration
Connections as its primary Mission.
On the local environmental level, BALANCE was
among very few national organizations in the mid-1990's which
encouraged the Sierra Club to be true to its historic mission
of supporting a stable population size, which entails reduced
immigration, to protect the environment. BALANCE was not aware
at that time that The Sierra Club had accepted a $100 Million
Dollar contribution from David Gelbaum on condition that The
Club abandon its immigration-reductionist position.
BALANCE was one of the very few environmental
organizations to support California's Mass-Immigration-discouraging
BALANCE was one of the very few environmental organizations
to support Arizona's Mass-Immigration-discouraging Proposition
BALANCE was the first population or environmental
organization to support a Moratorium on mass legal Immigration.
BALANCE was the first environmental organization
to testify before Congress about the adverse effects of the
1965 Immigration Act on the environment.
The foregoing are only a few highlights of BALANCE'S
very unique accomplishments. To help support BALANCEs
work visit www.balance.org.