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Sumar asks the Government to explain how expanding the Barajas airport matches its objectives to reduce pollution

MADRID, 11 Feb.

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Sumar asks the Government to explain how expanding the Barajas airport matches its objectives to reduce pollution

MADRID, 11 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) -

Sumar has demanded that the Government explain how the expansion of the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport matches the emissions reduction objectives contemplated in the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (PNIEC).

This has been conveyed by the representative of the plurinational group Tesh Sidi, who is active in Más Madrid, through a series of parliamentary questions where, in addition, she demands that the Executive explain whether it contemplates deploying any study on the possible increase in noise and NO2 pollution in the municipalities adjacent to the aerodrome as a result of this expansion.

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, announced within the framework of the latest edition of the Fitur tourism fair an investment of 2.4 billion euros to expand the Madrid airport. However, this measure aroused opposition from the coalition's minority partner, who called it environmental and ecological "nonsense."

The leader of Sumar and second vice president, who expressed her rejection of this expansion and reproached the PSOE that one could not be an environmentalist "only at times," this week urged the socialists to convene the commission to monitor the coalition pact to , among other issues, address the infrastructure model planned during the legislature.

Sumar has also criticized the expansion of the Port of Valencia and also the extension of the Barcelona airport, recognizing his differences with the PSOE in this regard.

Through his parliamentary initiatives, Sidi asks the Executive if it plans to monitor noise emissions and polluting particles in the neighborhoods that are on the approach, landing and takeoff route of the future configuration of the Madrid airport.

Through her questions, the Sumar representative insists that the Executive must explain how the foreseeable increase in polluting gases by increasing activity fits with the fight against climate change.

And it alludes to the fact that Ecologistas en Acción has produced a report in which it is estimated that the expansion of the Barajas airport will increase the emission of CO2, NOx and other particles between 20 and 35%, depending on the scenario.