"I'd like to know how much was spent on fuel, what type of fuel and how much fuel (in litres or gallons) was burned by the Essex Police helicopter under the auspices of "Operation Oasis" at the 2008 Climate Camp."
"I also want to know the type of helicopter and any details that you have as to its fuel efficiency and the distance it flew. I want to know this information so that I can work out the amount of carbon dioxide that was dumped into the atmosphere by the helicopter during your operation. I trust that Kent Police Authority concerned as it is with the health and safety of the public is considering offsetting the considerable pollution that it must have created for example by replacing routine city centre car patrols with bicycle units."
"I'd also be interested in seeing the environmental impact assessment that was carried out into the use of the helicopter and other police resources. At nighttime, Kent Police's disruption of the life of the local community due to noise pollution as well as by the burning of fossil fuels was very serious - I'm sure that a proper assessment must have been carried out, if not I believe that this is an issue that should be addressed in future operations."
17 September 2008
Climate Camp FOI Requests
Harvey Temple wants to know about helicopters and the Climate Camp: