The pro-airport side is attempting to sway voters and federal candidates with a massive marketing campaign funded by the public purse and developer dollars to ‘sell’ the idea of a green ‘aerotropolis’. They want voters to tell candidates that they want an airport, and then choose the candidates who agree. But we say it’s time to demand action on climate change, and to tell candidates we will only support those who say NO to an airport.
Our research paper “Airports and Pollution: Environmental Consequences of an Airport on the Pickering Federal Lands” looks at aviation-caused pollution and its effects. It shows why aviation’s plans for emissions reduction are doomed to fail; the pollution a Pickering airport would introduce to the Lands, national park, and wider community; and explains why a “green airport” is an oxymoron. It’s an eye-opener.
We are pleased to release our contribution to Envision Durham, the 2019 Municipal Comprehensive Review of Durham Region’s Official Plan – specifically, the Review’s “Climate Change and Sustainability Discussion Paper.”
“We are contacted constantly by people wanting to know how they can help. Here’s something each of you can do. Write Transport Minister Marc Garneau and tell him you don’t want an airport. Tell him democracy has been flouted in Durham Region.”
You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers! Read more in this second part of our FACTS series.
“Half a century ago, the Federal Government expropriated the Pickering Airport Lands. Since then, it has refused to take action – an injustice that needs to be corrected. These lands are key to unlocking the economic potential of our region.”
We took the liberty of making a few edits to Mayor Dave Ryan’s column in the News Advertiser on April 25, 2019.
In this edition of UPDATE, we highlight our new Youth Wing; catch you up on the pro-airport push from the City, and introduce you to Stay Grounded.
Today we released our latest research report, “THEN/NOW/NEXT: 21st-Century Reasons to Cancel Pickering Airport”. It is a fact-filled, up-to-the-minute, no-punches-pulled look at a dozen powerful reasons (some of them game changers) for ending four decades of limbo and putting the “airport site” to far wiser use.
The year began on a sad note as we mourned the loss, in March, of People or Planes alumnus Tommy Thompson, just months after the unexpected losses of Al Graham and Bill Lishman. But all three were doubtlessly with us in spirit on April 3, as our agricultural economics study of the remaining Federal lands […]