I have today received a request from a friend in Germany concerning the destruction of a large forest,
are her words are below :-
In Braunschweig (Lower-Saxony, Germany) the planned destruction of
approx. 60,000 trees, even very old trees of 200 years threatens in the Querumer
forest because of a not compelling necessary lengthening of the runway
of the airport. The actual length is fully sufficient for the current
traffic load, on any other seldom occasions the nearby located airports
of Hannover or Magdeburg could be used.
I therefore appeal to VW and the DLR as the main airplane operator on
this airport: Please contribute your share of a reasonable balance of
interests between the residents, the nature as well as the climate on
the one hand and commercial advantages on the other hand. For the
realization of approx. 5 test flights per year under full load (DLR)
it´s possible to switch to the named airports. In addition, I’m of the
opinion, that a automobile manufacturer (VW), who takes on a
wolf-sponsorship or even topically launched an advertising campaign „I
am with pleasure in the Green – and also tomorrow I still want to be
able to say this!“, can only demonstrate credibility in the protection
of our nature, if he does not insist on felling a whole piece of
woodlands with 60.000 trees only to avoid some relatively slight
inconveniences for his managers.
The inhabitants in the region of Braunschweig needs their trees for
clean air, climate protection and as nearby recreational area. And also
the protection of our nature, in this case even of a doubly stated
European Protection Area with very old stock of trees, is important for
all of us.
So Please sign the petition and circulate your friends
Secondly send email to the following people who are responsible and are on the staff of VW and DLR (that is german aerospace center)and have planned this disaster
<[Klaus.Hamacher@DLR.de]> <[Joachim.Szodruch@DLR.de]> <[Martin.Winterkorn@Volkswagen.de]> <[Horst.Neumann@Volkswagen.de]> <[Ferdinand.Piech@TUWien.ac.at]> <[Juergen.Peters@Volkswagen.de]> <[Bernd.Osterloh@Volkswagen.de]> <[Wolfgang.Ritmeier@Volkswagen.de]> <[Christian.Wulff@stk.niedersachsen.de]>
Further information as follows :-
The Volkswagen company wants to plant 40 hectares “energy forest” But in Emden, in Braunschweig they want to cut down 90 hectares of old trees clear - environmentalists are indignant.
FROM MICHAEL QUASTHOFF
soon forest threatens also in the Querumer Forst
the PR-managers of VOLKSWAGEN provide gladly for a green well-being feeling climate. Therefore they launch headlines like these: “Volkswagen work Emden plants trees for an energy forest”.
By using the biomass for heating the company wants to reduce the “CO2-Emissionen clearly”.
Not quite to fit another project the autofarmer wants: Volkswagen AG for a runway extension at the airport Braunschweig Wolfsburg shortly lets 90 hectares forest clear - thus their managers ca fly without
delay to Asia. The nature protection federation Germany (NABU) and several citizens' initiatives accuse double moral to the company.
Company spokeswoman Ines Roessler finds the set-off “genuinly unfair”: One does not have to do with the other nothing at all. “In Emden we” act, say them, for which runway extension is in
Braunschweig against it “alone the airport company responsibly” - by the VOLKSWAGEN 35, 6 per cent of the portions holds. The remainder the cities Braunschweig (42,6) and Wolfsburg hold (17,8)
as well as the circles GIF horn and Helmstedt (ever 2 per cent). There the bulk of the Volkswagen workers lives.
For the environmentalists goes it around surviving the Querumer forest, the largest forest area belonging to Braunschweig. The area covers 60,000 trees, a over 200 years old forest from oaks,
which is proven as FFH and European Union bird protection area.
For the operator company of the airport it concerns the future of the state of research place Braunschweig: The german aerospace center (DLR), plans experiments with an airbus 320. Without runway extension such research project from Braunschweig were withdrawn, maintain
pure hard Manlik, CDU councilman in Braunschweig and supervisory board chairmen of the airport company.( Comment of me research makes 2 % of the flights)
In the first area planning procedure 2003 of it was nothing about it. At that time of Braunschweig justified municipal authorities the airport development with “tourism” and “regular transport service”.
The terms “work traffic” and “research” emerged only 2007, in the second plan statement procedure, which abnickte the Land authority for road construction and traffic.
In the document it is to be also reread who from the runway extension really profits: Therefore the flying operation goes into Braunschweig to approximately 80 per cent
on the account from VOLKSWAGEN. Company spokeswoman according to Roessler are there only “17 per cent”.