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"Brazilian airline ordered to reforest area near airport to compensate for jet pollution"
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Brazilian airline ordered to reforest area near airport to compensate for
The Associated Press
SAO PAULO - A court has ordered Brazil's second-largest airline to plant
trees near Sao Paulo's international airport to compensate for pollution
caused by its passenger jets.
The Sao Paulo State Court of Justice says in a statement that Gol Lineas
Aereas Intelligentes S.A. must reforest an area whose size has not yet been
determined to compensate for pollution generated by departing and landing
aircraft at the airport, located next to the city of Guarulhos.
A Guarulhos city hall spokesman says he expects the court will order the
other 41 airlines operating at the airport to adopt similar measures. He
spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment on
Gol spokesman Leandro Buarque said late Friday that the airline had no
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