BELOW IS THE LETTER PBCEC SENT 9/28/08 TO THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)
Individuals and communities to the east and west of the airport are opposing this expansion and its impact on their lives. The Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition (PBCEC) stands with these residents against this unneeded runway expansion and we add our own concerns of further dependence on fossil fuel-heavy air transportation. There is a whole field of study looking at the impacts air traffic on the global climate. We believe air traffic patterns must be reduced immediately, climate science has backed up this mandate. A proposed expansion of facilities at PBI moves us in the opposite direction.
Below are several links on such studies, reports and articles. These only skim the surface:
for general background
For the atmosphere,