[Imc-uk-radio] SIGN THE PLEDGE OF OPPOSITION TO AIRPORT EXPANSION
phil at switch-online.co.uk
Tue Oct 12 09:24:45 PDT 2004
forwarded from rising tide
Can you please lend your support to this campaign.
Please sign this, send this to as many of your friends as you can and
distribute it on any lists you are on- it's an important initiative and it
SIGN THE PLEDGE OF OPPOSITION TO AIRPORT EXPANSION www.airportpledge.org.uk
The government says it wants to take action against climate change but also
plans to double air travel the most damaging form of transport - over the
next twenty years. It wants to expand almost every airport in Britain and
build huge new concrete runways across green fields at Stansted,
Birmingham, Heathrow and Edinburgh. The communities around the airports
will be blighted by the noise and air pollution.
The governments is ignoring its own advisors- the Royal Commission on
Environmental Pollution, the Environmental Audit Committee, and the
Sustainable Development Commission- who are all saying that this is a
dangerous and destructive policy.
The Airport Pledge shows the government the real threat it faces from the
large number of people opposing this policy. The people who sign it say
that if the government refuses to back away from its expansion policy, I
will take personal action to block airport expansion and to prevent
companies from supporting and funding it. What action people take is their
personal choice but the pledge helps them with updates and ideas of what
they can do.
It is a petition with a difference- it contains the real threat that the
people who sign it will be active and determined. The pledge believes that
if enough people join the pledge the risks of large scale opposition will
force the government to reconsider its plans.
The pledge is managed by a broad coalition of environment and transport
groups including Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, People and Planet, and
Transport 2000. The pledge is hosted by the climate change campaign
network, Rising Tide.
You can sign the pledge at www.airportpledge.org.uk
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