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Price Too High For New Runway

SCMP – Updated on Dec 23, 2008

Hong Kong International Airport should not have a third runway.

The environmental consequences of a third runway are enormous in an area of Hong Kong that records very high pollution levels and is home to the endangered pink dolphin.

A new runway will cause huge increases in carbon emissions that will make a mockery of Hong Kong’s measures to reduce greenhouse gas pollutants.

At the recent Clinton Global Initiative conference held in Hong Kong, former US president Bill Clinton, who champions efforts to fight climate change, said: “Asia has a strong history of social responsibility and we have a unique opportunity to work together in innovative and effective ways to achieve positive change.”

Let us show the world that Hong Kong cares and responds to such calls.

Eliane Florentin, Mid-Levels

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