UCLA Pollution Research Bolsters the Case for Closing Santa Monica Airport
I know how to conduct a cost/benefit analysis. I gain nothing from the Santa Monica Airport and this UCLA research documents the ambient air pollution costs. I can personally vouch that this airport's planes are noisy. Add the social costs of noise pollution + social costs of the air pollution and this is greater than any benefits the rich guys who fly into the airport gain. This proves that the airport should be shut down and used for siting renewables --- convert it all into solar panels please. It is nice and sunny there. Some nice big box stores with solar panels on top would be quite nice and green. There is no reason to continue with this status quo. This new research helps to make a convincing case. Science should lead public policy.