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What answers has the Government found to the environmental hurdles facing a third runway?

With the Government now having officially announced its support for a new runway at Heathrow, despite having slashed the Airports Commission’s claim of a £147 billion benefit to the UK by almost 60% (referring instead to a benefit over sixty …

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​Heathrow air pollution research challenged by Aviation Environment Federation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6th October 2016 Contact: James Lees 020 3102 1509 / james@aef.org.uk The Aviation Environment Federation [1] has challenged the conclusion of research which looked into whether Heathrow expansion would be compatible with the legal air quality limits. …

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Are Heathrow’s concessions enough to address the impacts of a third runway?

Heathrow has announced a series of environmental concessions, based on those proposed by the Airports Commission, which it hopes will persuade the Government to give it permission to build a third runway. Heathrow claims to go beyond the Airports Commission’s …

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Mayor of London report: expanding Heathrow would create health costs up to £25 billion

Embed from Getty Images   The health-related costs from aircraft noise of an expanded Heathrow could reach £25 billion, while a third runway would risk EU legal air quality limits, according to a new Mayor of London report which sets …

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Cross party committee of MPs recommends Government should not give go ahead on Heathrow expansion

The Environmental Audit Committee today called on Government not to give Heathrow expansion the go ahead unless it is ready to make a ‘step change’ in its approach to environmental mitigation. The EAC’s report on the implications for Government commitments on carbon …

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The Heathrow noise sweeteners that act as a smokescreen for third runway pollution

The Airports Commission has finally published its report on UK airport capacity,emphatically supporting a third runway at Heathrow over its rivals – a Gatwick second runway or the Heathrow Hub option (a runway on the end of one of Heathrow’s …

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Rule out expansion options on air quality grounds: our response to the Airports Commission

In our response to the Airports Commission’s air quality consultation, we argue that the evidence produced by the Commission suggests all expansion options should be ruled out on air quality grounds. The Commission’s consultation contained the results of dispersal modelling, …

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