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Research Paper #9: Airports and Pollution: Environmental Consequences of an Airport on the Pickering Federal Lands
An eye-opening description of aviation-caused pollution and its effects, followed by a close look at the kinds of pollution a Pickering airport would introduce to the Lands, the national park next door, and the wider community. The paper explains why the aviation sector’s plans for emissions reduction within the necessary time frame are doomed to fail and why a “green airport” is an oxymoron.
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.”
Poster for AGM - Dr Dianne Saxe with Steve Parish.
June 2, 2019
Ontario's proposed Bill 66 / Schedule 10 legislation would put the Greenbelt and Oak Ridges Moraine at risk of urban development, while the public would have no right of appeal. There's a lot more to it than this. Please read our comments letter and get in touch with your MPP if you find, as we do, that these proposals are totally unacceptable.
In 1973, a Commission of Inquiry on the Pickering airport project limited admissible evidence on need and location to new evidence that “was not in the mind of the Canadian Government [on] 30 January, 1973." This 2018 report, "THEN / NOW / NEXT," provides crucial new evidence that has arisen since the Inquiry.
Why governments must rig the system in the jet age. About "greenfield" major international airports built in North American since 1943, and what made them successful – or not.
Delivered by Land Over Landings' Vice-Chair, Susan Reesor on October 4, 2018, to the Standing Committee on Finance during the Oshawa pre-budget consultations for the 2019 budget.