You are invited to a webinar about the proposed expansion of Hanscom private jet service and its disastrous climate effects in Massachusetts.
Tuesday, November 28, 6:00 to 7:00 pm – Zoom link to follow.
This project will have statewide effects.
If the proposed expansion goes ahead, private jet emissions from Hanscom alone could cancel up to 70% of the climate benefits from all the solar PV ever installed in Massachusetts.
While our cities and towns are trying to drastically decrease our carbon footprint, Massport & Runway Realty are planning to expand theirs at Hanscom. This is chiefly for luxury trips to resort destinations for the privileged few, with enormous cumulative costs to the climate and the vulnerable many.
“The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) wants to build 27 new hangars for parking private jets at Hanscom Field…..private jets, as the Boston Globe pointed out, emit about ten times more carbon per mile traveled than commercial aviation, and on shorter hauls that number is even higher: Flightsfrom New York to Washington, D.C., on private jets are responsible for about 45 times the emissions per passenger of commercial planes flying the same route, and more than 1,100 times the emissions per passenger of train travel to those cities. In our wretchedly unequal society, the number of these flights is growing rapidly, up 11 percent last year. We have to … stop this kind of thing, not build it an extra half million square feet of hangar space.” – Bill McKibben
“An expansion like this is fundamentally at odds with our climate law of a 50 percent reduction by 2030 and getting to net zero by 2050,” Elizabeth Turnbull Henry, president of the Environmental League of Massachusetts.
Please join the webinar to learn about the proposed project and what you can do to stop it.
See Stop Private Jet Expansion at Hanscom or Anywhere https://www.stopprivatejetexpansion.org/