Photo depicting Velma Veloria and Rosario-Maria Medina standing on a field as an airplane lands in the fenced-off airport behind them.

Community activists Velma Veloria (left) and Rosario-Maria Medina at Ruby Chow Park in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood, across from the main runway at King County International Airport – Boeing Field. Veloria, who chairs a community coalition fighting growth at Boeing Field, says adding flights elsewhere is also a nonstarter since carbon emissions anywhere impact communities everywhere: “Our perspective is that there should be no more expansion of airports. Period.” (Photo: Dan DeLong/InvestigateWest)

Photo by Dan DeLong, courtesy of InvestigateWest
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