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UK---Airport Proposals 'Catastrophic' for Wildlife

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Any airport development in the Thames Estuary would be catastrophic for fragile ecosystems and wildlife, warns Kent Wildlife Trust which is prepared to fight any proposals.

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Carol H (229)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 5:34 pm
sadly noted, thanks Cal

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 11:18 pm
Yep, it's a pretty barmy idea, a;right.

At last London mayor Boris Johnson is starting to deliver the high quality comedy that Londoners were hoping for when we voted for him last time around.

(I say "we". I do, of course, mean "idiots". Probably the worst election result in the history of democracy.)

Rachel D (57)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 3:39 am
If they have to build an airport, why can't they build it over a brownfield or something? There really needs to be a worldwide moratorium on building on any and all wild lands until every inch of urbanized space is filled back in

Barbara DeFratis (21)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 5:24 am
The questions are--Why does the airport have to be in that exact spot? Why can't or won't they find a location where they will do far less damage to the wildlife??

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 5:31 am
Life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love

Gyan T (12)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 6:50 am
Unnecessary, expensive, polluting. Self-indulgent project by the politicians

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 7:00 am
Heathrow, Gatwick, Standstead, London City, Luton - 5 airports aren't enough?

Sam E M (0)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 8:17 am
We don't need an airport in Kent when London is so near. We do need the wildlife habitat to remain intact though. What king of world will be left in 50 or even 20 years if we keep taking natural habitat and reserves to build on?

Teresa Cowley (274)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 8:49 am
Politicians need to think once in a while before they act! They could build their airport elsewhere. If they keep riding roughshod over the environment, even the politicians won't have a home-or potable water, or food, or air, etc.

Alison A (244)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 9:02 am
I totally agree with the comments above, Gatwick and Heathrow are so close and are the biggest airports in England, there is no need for an additional airport, this is just madness.

Alison A (244)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 9:07 am
Not to mention that we are a small country and there is concrete everywhere, we need our floodplains, or we are going to be underwater sooner than predicted.

If they don't care for the wildlife, they should at least care or the safety of future generations and our country.

Daniel Partlow (179)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 12:41 pm
Noted, I have signed various petitions to help stop this.

Brenda Towers (0)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 12:57 pm

Muriel Servaege (53)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 1:16 pm
Sadly noted and signed. Thank you, Cal.

Elizabeth M (65)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 1:49 pm
Very sadly noted. Thanks for sharing this information,Cal, as I was unaware of the need of another airport..are 5 not enough?? When are politicians and big corps. going to take notice of all the damage they are doing to the environment and the wildlife??

Tim C (2420)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 2:23 pm

Fred Krohn (34)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 2:37 pm
With airline 'security' discouraging air travel, what do we need more airports for? Just enlarge Heathrow a bit instead of building an environmental atrocity in the Thames delta.

Beth M (138)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 3:23 pm
Why do humans have to keep killing wildlife for more material "things"? This needs to be stopped.

michelle t (41)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 4:08 pm
There needs to be a petition.This proposal is dreadful

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 4:16 pm
I agree, a petition should be made.
Sadly noted.

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 5:29 pm
The animals are the ones who always suffer.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 5:59 pm
Noted , sad !!!

A Weber (27)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 7:13 pm
How sad. Business people RARELY even consider what damage they cause. Thank goodness for caring people. Was there a petition that I missed?


Gillian Van Wyk (2)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 8:45 pm
More airports more pollution in an already over polluted and over populated area. What are they thinking? The air over London is so toxic you can hardly breath as it is, let alone the effect on the struggling wildlife population.

Wednesday January 25, 2012, 11:41 pm
London needs another airport like I need a whole in head, six airports and goodness know how many when an hours train ride. Thanks Cal

Ruth C (87)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 7:12 am
They don't need another airport, with the ones that they have is good enough!

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday January 27, 2012, 10:45 am
There is no need for another airport. The proposal is unnecessary and only adds to the pollution problem. We need to protect wildlife and the environment and not keep chipping away at it.

Yvonne F (181)
Tuesday January 31, 2012, 1:57 am
If they make a petition against the proposals, I will sign it directly! Thanks, Cal!

Dianne D (490)
Friday February 3, 2012, 7:47 pm
It's all about human greed and money and little regard for lives. I hope the good Lord comes back to this earth and does what he promises - to destroy those that are destroying the earth.
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