CommunityAIR Press Release

By Tuesday, December 2, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Constraints on ExpansionIsland Airport Master Plan Reveals Fatal Facilities Can’t Cope with Existing Volumes For Immediate Release Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Contact:  Brian Iler, Chair 416-835-4384 (cell) 416‑598‑0544 (work direct) The Toronto Port Authority yesterday released its new “Master Plan” for the Island Airport. “This isn’t so much a “plan” as a list of unsolvable problems.” said Brian Iler, Chair of CommunityAIR. ...

The Toronto Port Authority’s EA #4

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The Toronto Port Authority’s Environmental Assessment (EA) – Building Momentum   The April 1, 2014, Toronto City Council vote was clear on what Council required the Toronto Port Authority (TPA) to do to make the port authority’s island airport expansion plans come true. Item 2 reads, “City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B to negotiate with ...

Flights, Airports and Greenhouse Gas

By Monday, December 1, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

UK’s Aviation Environment Federation has issued a briefing note, expressing concern that greenhouse gas reduction targets cannot be met if airports are allowed to expand. Here's an excerpt: Today, aviation takes up around 6% of UK emissions and the proportion is forecast to increase. The Airports Commission’s analysis suggests that emissions may breach the aviation cap even ...

The Toronto Port Authority’s EA #3

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The Toronto Port Authority’s Environmental Assessment and Climate Change As late as this time last year, Canada’s record in tackling greenhouse gas emissions was better than Iran’s, Kazakhstan’s and Saudi Arabia’s. That accomplishment placed us 55th out 58 in the list of countries studied. Since the federal government has done little on the file, a simple step ...