Friday, 22 January 2016

Mumbo-Jumbo Jets

Georges Monbiot - the Guardian








PinP photo.
I see the people on trial for occupying a runway at Heathrow as democratic heroes. More here.

1 comment:

John Fefchak said...

Aviation enjoys some astonishing exemptions from the civilising rules constraining other sectors. Other industries must limit the noise they make; but aircraft, thanks to an obscure clause in the 1949 Aviation Act, are exempt.

Buffer Zones are needed, and Planners advised to "KEEP OUT"

The biggest problem here on noise, is our city councillors , planners and developers who push for and allow housing developments to build close to the airports. At one time,in the 50's, at Winnipeg, there were some people living nearby. but now that area is saturated with people…..and of course people complain about noise pollution. That is not a fault of the airport;….. it was established there in 1928.
Even If the airport was relocated another 20 miles or so away from its present site, in a matter of a decade or two, one would see the gathering of industries and homes …repeating the same cycle that happened during the past 90 years.