Growth and change will surely happen, but it should bring shared health and wealth.
The request to aviation is:
Contribute to global climate cooling, in a substantive and measurable way.
Value and support communities who want to maintain their health and wealth, and compensate instead of desolate.
Some examples of how:
New commercial aviation facilities – including expanded ones – need to have a five to ten mile buffer on all sides of take-off and landing paths, depending on topography, until commercial flying is clean and quiet;
Voluntary verified measurement and full disclosure of the pollution effects on the environment, according to current knowledge and research;
Voluntary verified measurement and full disclosure of the pollution effects on public health and equity, according to current knowledge and research;
Voluntary or mandated curtailment of aviation expansion until pollution is demonstrated to be mitigated;
Immediate introduction of bio fuels at SeaTac and other large airports;
Sustainable aviation fuels used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, not to justify expansion;
Voluntary flight reduction and cancellation when pollution reaches unhealthy levels.
It is well known that federal and state legislation and regulation lag current knowledge by decades, often because of the influence of special interests. Local jurisdictions can and should establish land use rules that serve local health and wealth. Examples are:
Compensating stipends to residents; trust fund to pay for health treatment costs, compensate for the property value loss around airport activity, greenspace.