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CAPS On The Environment And Population Growth: Earth Day Founder Sen. Gaylord Nelson Warned About McCarthyist Smear Tactics Against Those Who Want To Limit Immigration

VENTURA, Calif., April 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Over a half century ago, Sen. Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day as a catalyst to spur environmental protection. The environmental group Californians for Population Stabilization(CAPS) notes that Nelson adamantly warned about the dangers of population growth. As a Wisconsin Senator, Nelson also understood the dangers of smear tactics fomented by another Wisconsin Senator, Joseph McCarthy. Below are some excerpts from his 2002 autobiography, Beyond Earth Day: Fulfilling the Promise, in which he warns about both dangers: