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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 impact of expansion can be assessed.
Why is this important?
As we stand on the brink of climate breakdown, airports through the UK are trying to expand.
This would result in a huge increase in greenhouse gas emissions at precisely the time we should be doing everything in our power to reduce them. It goes against the latest advice to the government from the Committee on Climate Change.
In Yorkshire, Leeds City Council has approved the expansion of Leeds Bradford Airport. This would almost double passenger numbers by 2030.
The Council claims that the greenhouse gas emissions from international flights is not a matter for local authorities to consider! We believe that this is legally incorrect and morally reprehensible.
But we are calling on Robert Jenrick to take responsibility for this. He can 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.
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