Dagny Posted November 27, 2005 Report Share Posted November 27, 2005 Early this year, in Speech class, I had to argue on a controversial subject. I chose to speak about the expansion of LAX. As this affects people in this area I thought it would make an interesting topic to debate/comment about. Pros: 1) Enlarging the airport will make the runways bigger and avert all those close calls they've been having. It seems that the two major runways, where one plane is going westward and the other eastward have had close calls where the tips of the wings came very close to colliding with each other and causing damage. 2) It will also update the technology (e.g. tower/pilot communications) that is years and years behind other major city airports. 3) Enlarging the airport's runways would allow the new Airbus airplanes to make LAX one of its stops. It currently isn't. http://events.airbus.com/events/a380_reveal/event/index.asp Cons: 1) People of the surrounding communities (El Segundo, Inglewood, Marina Del Rey) complain that there is already too much airport noise/pollution. The last thing they need is a larger airport that would accomodate more airplanes. 2) People are also worried about how much tax-payer's money will be going into this project. They don't think it will be administrated properly. Finally, talk of LAX expansion has been going on for over ten years with nothing having been done yet. Back in January former mayor Hahn had made a commitment to expand LAX. However, then candidate Villaraigosa won voters from the LAX area over by his promise NOT to expand LAX. For more pros, cons and articles, check these out. "Residents have their say on LAX expansion plans" http://www.laane.org/pressroom/stories/lax/lax041215wsj.html "Close Calls on LAX Runways" http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-me-lax24n...-home-headlines What are your thoughts on the subject? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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