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To: Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
Stop Airport Expansion - Call a Public Inquiry into Leeds Bradford Airport
We're calling on Robert Jenrick to hold a public inquiry into the expansion of Leeds Bradford airport so that the full national impact of airport expansion can be assessed.
Why is this important?
As we stand on the brink of climate and ecological breakdown, airports throughout the UK are trying to expand. Leeds Bradford, Bristol, Stansted, Manston, Southampton, Luton and Gatwick are pressing ahead with expansion plans. Supporters of each expansion claim that the increase in carbon emissions is small in a national context. However, the cumulative impact would be a huge increase in emissions at precisely the time we should be doing everything in our power to reduce them.
Leeds Bradford Airport expansion is a test case. The local authority has approved expansion, claiming that carbon emissions from international flights is not a matter for local authorities to consider! So we have called on the Secretary of State, Robert Jenrick, to order a public inquiry so that the climate impact of expansion can be assessed in a national context.
This is not just about Leeds-Bradford. Approval of this application would open the floodgates of expansion at other regional airports. The government must intervene to stop the planned expansion of regional airports if it is to meet legally binding environmental targets and avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis.
You can hear it from the experts. Over 200 Leeds Uni Academics already agree.
Most importantly please share with your friends and family. Tell them why this matters so much to you.
Thank you from GALBA - Group for Action on Leeds Bradford Airport