Ärna Airport, Uppsala, Sweden

<div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Description</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld"></td><td class="columns"><div class="less">Ärna Airport in Uppsala was inaugurated as a military airport in 1943 but has since 2004 been used solely for military exercises. In 2008, the company Uppsala Airport AB (formerly Uppsala Air AB), sent in an environmental permission application for civil flights to the county administrative board (Länsstyrelsen); hoping to expand the military airport to become a civil airport with focus on budget- and charter flights. </div><a class="seemore" href="#">See more...</a><div class="more" style="display:none"> Four (Vänsterpartiet, Socialdemokraterna, Centerpartiet, Miljöpartiet) of seven parties in the municipality board of Uppsala voted against the project (but the proponents were in majority). EJOs Klimataktion and Klimax as well as locals are protesting against the project. Throughout the political process, many parties have been leaving their opinion on the matter. Concerns and critique have been brought up by for example Uppsala Vatten och Avfall (a municipal company taking care of the water and waste of the municipality) about the pollution of both surface- and ground water coming from the airport – a problem that is existing already due to the military activities on the airport. A concern is also the massive emissions of greenhouse gases that the airport activities would cause, which goes against the climate- and emission goals of Uppsala municipality. <br/><br/> In the end it is up to the government to make a decision whether or not to permit Uppsala Airport AB to open for civil flights, a decision that has not yet been taken. <br/><br/><a class="seeless" href="#">(See less)</a></div></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Basic Data</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Name</td><td>Ärna Airport, Uppsala, Sweden</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Country</td><td><a href="/country/sweden">Sweden</a></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Province</td><td>Uppland</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Site</td><td>Uppsala</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Accuracy of Location</td><td>HIGH local level</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Source of Conflict</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Type of Conflict (1st level)</td><td>Infrastructure and Built Environment</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Type of Conflict (2nd level)</td><td>Ports and airport projects</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Specific Commodities</td><td><a href='/commodity/tourism-services'>Tourism services</a><br /></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Project Details and Actors</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Project Details</td><td class="columns">The company has applied for a maximum of 23,400 flight movements (a flight movement is defined as a start and a landing) per year where a maximum of 15,000 flight movements can be heavy airplanes (meaning a total weight of above 7 tonnes). <br/><br/></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Type of Population</td><td>Urban</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Start Date</td><td>2009</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Company Names or State Enterprises</td><td><a href='/company/uppsala-airport-ab'>Uppsala Airport AB</a> from <a href='/country-of-company/sweden'><small>Sweden</small></a><br /><a href='/company/faros-partners'>Faros Partners</a></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Relevant government actors</td><td>The County Administrative Board , Uppsala Municipality, The Land and Environment Court , Ministry of Environment , Ministry of Industry , The Armed Forces of Sweden </td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Environmental justice organisations and other supporters</td><td>Klimataktion, www.klimataktion.se, Klimax, www.klimax.se, Nätverket för ett civilflygsfritt Ärna, Naturskyddsföreningen i Uppsala, http://www2.naturskyddsforeningen.se/kretsar-lan/uppsala/uppsalakrets/</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">The Conflict and the Mobilization</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)</td><td>LOW (some local organising)</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">When did the mobilization begin</td><td>PREVENTIVE resistance (precautionary phase)</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Groups Mobilizing</td><td>Local ejos<br /> Local government/political parties<br /> Neighbours/citizens/communities<br /> National EJOs</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Forms of Mobilization</td><td>Creation of alternative reports/knowledge<br /> Involvement of national and international NGOs<br /> Lawsuits, court cases, judicial activism<br /> Media based activism/alternative media<br /> Objections to the EIA<br /> Official complaint letters and petitions<br /> Public campaigns</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Impacts</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Environmental Impacts</td><td><strong>Visible: </strong>Noise pollution, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Groundwater pollution or depletion<br /><strong>Potential: </strong>Air pollution, Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity), Global warming, Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Soil contamination, Oil spills</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Outcome</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Project Status</td><td>Proposed (exploration phase)</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Do you consider this as a success?</td><td>Not Sure</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Why? Explain briefly.</td><td>No decision has been taken yet by the government. It is thus too early to say whether it is an Environmental Justice success or not.</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Sources and Materials</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Legislations</td><td><table><tr><td><p> Miljöbalken (1998:808), <br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.notisum.se/rnp/sls/lag/19980808.HTM" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">References</td><td><table><tr><td><p> Jenny Jakobsson, 2010, <br/></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Klimatdebatten behöver feministiska förklaringar –<br/></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> En feministisk, intersektionell objektivitetsanalys av Uppsalas kommunpolitikers uttalanden i klimatfrågan om Ärna flygplats, Bachelor thesis, <br/></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Centrum för Genusvetenskap <br/></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Uppsala Universitet<br/></p></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Links</td><td><table><tr><td><p> Nätverk lobbar för att Ärnafallet granskas, Uppsala Fria, <br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.uppsalafria.se/artikel/87108" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Ärna Flygplats, Länsstyrelsen Uppsala Län, <br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.lansstyrelsen.se/uppsala/Sv/miljo-och-klimat/verksamheter-med-miljopaverkan/pagaende-miljoprovningsarenden/ovriga-provningar/arna-flygplats/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Fritt fram för lågprisflyg på Ärna i Uppsala, Dagens Nyheter, <br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.dn.se/nyheter/sverige/fritt-fram-for-lagprisflyg-pa-arna-i-uppsala/" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Regeringen måste säga nej, Uppsala Nya Tidning, <br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.unt.se/debatt/regeringen-maste-saga-nej-1913715.aspx" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> FP säger ja till civilflyg på Ärna, Uppsala Nya Tidning, <br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.unt.se/debatt/fp-sager-ja-till-civilflyg-pa-arna-2680337.aspx" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Uppsala Kommun säger nej till civilflyg på Ärna, Uppsala Nya tidning, <br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.unt.se/uppsala/uppsala-kommun-sager-nej-till-civilflyg-pa-arna-2683816.aspx" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Akademiska slutar använda egna brunnar, Uppsala Nya Tidning, <br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.unt.se/uppsala/akademiska-slutar-anvanda-egna-brunnar-2667913.aspx" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Vi borde kunna enas om Ärna, Uppsala Nya Tidning, <br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.unt.se/debatt/vi-borde-kunna-enas-om-arna-2672621.aspx" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Nej till civilflyg på Ärna, Uppsala Nya Tidning, <br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.unt.se/uppsala/nej-till-civilflyg-pa--arna-1318109-default.aspx" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Uppsala Vatten står orubbad i Ärnafrågan, Uppsala Fria, <br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.uppsalafria.se/artikel/95277" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Gift i vattnet kan komma från Ärna, Uppsala Nya Tidning, <br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.unt.se/uppsala/gift-i-vattnet-kan-komma-fran-arna-1978928.aspx" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Försvaret kräver fortsatt utredning av miljögifter, Uppsalatidningen, <br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.direktpress.se/uppsalatidningen/Aktuellt/nyheter/NYHETER-Forsvaret-slar-ifran-sig--vill-fortsatta-utreda/" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Namninsamling mot civilflyg på Ärna, Uppsala Fria, <br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.uppsalafria.se/artikel/95261" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Meta Information</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Contributor</td><td>Linda Dubec</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Last update</td><td>08/04/2014</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div>
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