Halt All Airport
To: President of the United States
U.S. Senate Majority and Minority Leader
U.S. House Speaker, Majority and Minority Leader
Due Date: August 31, 2000
WE URGE YOU TO SUPPORT THE HALTING OF AIRPORT EXPANSION UNTIL THE FULL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF AIRPORTS ARE KNOWN AND PROPERLY MITIGATED.
As many as 180 million Americans are affected by aviation-related pollution. This includes aircraft air emissions (including hazardous and toxic emissions), noise, de-icing fluid runoff, and many others. Recent studies have identified serious health problems for people living and working even many miles away from airports, and the Environmental Protection Agency predicts that aviation-related pollution will double, or perhaps triple, within the next decade.
Far more information is needed to determine the full extent of these threats. Existing environmental and public health safeguards do not work.
Please support the halting of airport expansion AND of additional landings and take-offs until comprehensive, objective health and environmental studies are complete. Show your support by opposing the Air Transportation Improvement Act (S.82-John McCain) and FAA Re-Authorization Bill (HR.1000-Bud Schuster).
This petition is sponsored by US-Citizens Aviation Watch Association, which advocates a sustainable, equitable and accountable aviation industry in the U.S. and abroad.
(Update: HS.82 and H.R1000 have now passed Congress. The president has signed The Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment & Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21) [HR1000] on April 5, 2000, it became Public Law No: 106-181. Your support of this petition is needed now!)
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