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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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Economic case for airport expansion “opaque” says Parliament’s Treasury Committee Chair

The Chair of Parliament’s Treasury Select Committee, Andrew Tyrie MP, has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to set out his view that the economic case put forward by the Airports Commission was “opaque” and that Parliament and the public cannot …

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Government delays runway decision, AEF reaction

The Government has today announced that a final decision on airport expansion will be delayed until further work on environmental impacts has been undertaken, especially on air quality. The Aviation Environment Federation (AEF)[1], a national NGO campaigning on the environmental impacts …

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Heathrow expansion irreconcilable with environmental policies, AEF tells MP committee

AEF has submitted written evidence to an inquiry into whether the Airports Commission’s recommendation to expand Heathrow Airport can be delivered without breaching Government policies on environmental impacts. The Environmental Audit Committee had asked for evidence of whether the mitigations …

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AEF briefings: Airports Commission’s climate and economic analyses

The Airports Commission has claimed that a new runway at Heathrow would deliver ‘up to £147 billion benefit’ for the UK. But this figure is based on analysis that takes no account of the environmental or surface access costs of expansion. The results generated by using the Government’s cost benefit methodology meanwhile, are dramatically different: the Commission’s own figures suggest that building a third runway at Heathrow would result in a net £9 billion loss to the UK.

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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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Runway recommendation under threat by Climate Committee report: Aviation Environment Federation comment

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Runway recommendation under threat by Climate Committee report: Aviation Environment Federation comment On the eve of the Airports Commission’s runway recommendation, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today told Government it has until 2016 to set out an …

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Aviation emissions to soar under Airports Commission proposals, new AEF report shows

With the Airports Commission expected to announce by the end of this month its recommendation for expansion at either Heathrow or Gatwick, AEF has published a new report showing why a new runway at either airport would be incompatible with climate change …

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