Warm­ing up to emis­sion zones?

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

IT is all to the good that air pol­lu­tion fig­ures are to be printed at tube sta­tions and at bus stops as high­lighted in last week’s Gazette.

All this is a soft­en­ing-up op­er­a­tion in prepa­ra­tion for Sadiq Khan’s plan for a north/south cir­cu­lar - wide low emis­sion (con­ges­tion charge) zone (see map above of pro­posed area) – an­other level of tax­a­tion for the mo­torist.

Yet, Heathrow air­port is cam­paign­ing for a third run­way.

Per­haps be­fore this ex­panded emis­sion zone is a fact, per­haps a statis­ti­cian might pub­lish a re­port on how many road ve­hi­cle ex­hausts it takes to equal the pol­lu­tion caused by one paraf­fin burn­ing air­craft tak­ing off, fly­ing over the area or land­ing at Heathrow air­port.

PETE WIL­LIAMS York av­enue Hayes

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