In 1970, we achieved a national consensus to stop squandering our natural resources and to restore and preserve the quality of our water, air, eco-systems, and bio-diversity for future generations. Americans are FOR the idea of meeting most of those goals by the 1990s.
After enormous expenditures, there have been great improvements. But largely because there are 80 million more people today flushing toilets, etc, 40% of our lakes and streams still don't meet the fishable and swimmable goal. Every day, urban sprawl gobbles up square miles of prime farmland, natural habitat and recreational spaces.
Until cherished environmental goals can be met and the destruction of eco-systems curbed under the current size of population, Congress is an environmental outlaw in its immigration program of coercive population growth.