Month: June 2015

The Bulldog bears its teeth
June 26, 2015 StopTweed

Yale: Cheerleader for Tweed Expansion

In what may seem like a complete non-sequitur, one of the head honchos at Yale has made a shameless plug for Tweed expansion at the opening of apartments in the old Winchester factory building: In remarks before the cutting of the ceremonial ribbon, Yale Vice-President Bruce Alexander made a policy…

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June 22, 2015 StopTweed

VOTE members question Rep. Rosa DeLauro

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and New Haven Mayor Toni Harp sent a letter to neighbors of Tweed airport in early May.  For many residents, it was the first mention of Tweed's renewed interest in runway expansion. On Saturday, June 20, Rep. DeLauro held open hours in front of Hagaman Memorial Library…

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June 19, 2015 StopTweed

Inspiration: Pope Francis Encyclical on Climate Disaster

Pope Francis issued an encyclical on the climate change crisis, worried that "The Earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth." We need to think not only of the local, tangible evidence of Tweed's expansion (e.g. wetland destruction) but also the airport's…

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June 10, 2015 StopTweed

EPA: Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Airplanes Are Dangerous To Human Life

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Wednesday that greenhouse gas emissions from airplanes are a health hazard and should be regulated under the Clean Air Act. The so-called endangerment finding paves the way for the agency to develop regulations over airplane emissions. However, unlike with earlier findings, the EPA did…

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