Sunday, November 2, 2008

Stop the Airport Expansion in Palm Beach

BELOW IS THE LETTER PBCEC SENT 9/28/08 TO THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)

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Ms. McDowell,

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:

www.davidsuzuki.org/Climate_Change/What_You_Can_Do/air_travel.asp


http://www.eoearth.org/article/Impact_of_ozone_on_climate_change

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/news/stories/200805/s2233851.htm


www.grida.no/climate/ipcc/aviation/064.htm


www.foe.co.uk/resource/press_releases/20021129120015.html


www.ens-newswire.com/ens/dec2007/2007-12-06-094.asp



for general background
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aviation_and_the_environment



For the atmosphere,
Panagioti Tsolkas
Co-Chair, PBCEC

s/Panagioti Tsolkas

2 comments:

neal said...

Palm Beach airport expansion is lengthening the smallest runway at Palm Beach International Airport to accommodate commercial airliners.The whole field looking at the impacts air traffic on the global climate.
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jtormey3 said...

Palm Beach, your fight against FAA, is OUR fight against FAA:

Copies of this message with photos and links are posted at:
http://www.bobbysturgell.net

1. Bobby Sturgell Ejected.
While Team Obama deliberates on the choice of new USDOT and FAA heads:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/05/AR2008120503320.html
failed FAA Acting Administrator Robert Allan (“Bobby”) Sturgell is thankfully already reported to have given a “Farewell Speech”, according to resources like ABC News, the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, and Flightglobal. As the NY/NJ/PHL Airspace Redesign was “Bobby” Sturgell’s pet-elver project, and as “Bobby” Sturgell is accountable for 3,500-and-climbing aviation fatalities occurring on his abominable FAA watch - see, e.g.,:
http://indictsturgell.blogspot.com/2008/10/failed-faa-pilot-bobby-sturgell-racks.html

at Quiet Rockland, we say to “Bobby” Sturgell:

Auf Wiedersehen, Aal!

2. Quiet Rockland Petitions Obama. Quiet Rockland recently wrote and posted President-Elect Barack Obama a letter:
http://removesturgell.blogspot.com/2008/11/quiet-rocklands-appeal-to-president.html
In this letter, we have asked our next President to please scrap the NY/NJ/PHL Airspace Redesign, treat Air Traffic Controllers properly, infuse an Oberstar-ian “Culture of Safety” in American aviation, repopulate FAA with responsible ingenuous officials, and select a new FAA Administrator who delivers those objectives.