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Upcoming Sierra Club Election Snags on Immigration Debatenew

The president of the well-funded environmental organization has warned members of "an unprecedented level of outside involvement" in this year's election. Leaders worry a takeover by proponents of non-environmental causes—including white supremacists and animal-rights extremists—could compromise the club's mainstream appeal. Matt Kettmann reports in The Santa Barbara Independent that the board candidates labeled as anti-immigration are far from being "right-wing wackos" and gives voice to arguments that the influx of foreigners, coupled with uncontrolled population growth, endangers biodiversity and food production in California.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  03-12-2004  11:51 am  |