What Climate Crisis?
Aircraft using KHTO generate
approximately 51.5 million lbs. of
carbon emissions annually, based
on roundtrip flights, all aircraft types,
from NYC/KHTO in 2019.
The estimate above was prepared by Barry Raebeck, and is a very conservative estimate.
The primary economic benefit from aviation activity goes to out-of-town operators and to the single aviation fuel business at KHTO, which pumps annually nearly one million gallons of jet and leaded fuel (avgas) at KHTO.
The fuel farm is operated by the Town which sells fuel to the single fixed-base operator (FBO) at KHTO. The Town receives $0.30 cents per gallon, as the fuel flowage fee.
The FBO sells jet A fuel to jet users, and leaded avgas to small piston plane users. Recent annual sales of both toxic fuels at KHTO have approached 900,000 gallons per year (a little less during the pandemic).
TAKE NOTE: January to end July 2021, the Town Fuel Farm has supplied 646,638 gallons of fossil fuels for sale at KHTO, an increase over same period in 2019 of 173,464 gallons of fuel.
The Town of East Hampton has declared it is a Climate Smart Community! How then can this continue?
Write the Town Board Members and tell them to stop enabling the sale and use of toxic fossil fuels.
For health impacts from air pollution, see ISSUES/Health Impacts
(c) Say NO to KHTO
© P. Currie
During the first four months of 2021, sales of fuel at KHTO increased 138% over same period in 2020!