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Dark day for communities and for the UK’s chance of tackling climate change, as Heathrow announcement shows reckless disregard for environmental targets

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The environmental NGO, Aviation Environment Federation [1], which represents communities around the UK’s airports, has strongly criticised the Government’s decision to back a third runway at Heathrow. Cait Hewitt, AEF Deputy Director, said: This is …

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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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The carbon gap in the Airports Commission’s new runway analysis

We have identified three gaps in the Airports Commission’s analysis of the climate change implications of airport expansion: a lack of explanation about lower CO2 forecasts, no detail about how CO2 emissions would be reduced and not including full carbon costs in the economic analysis. We are asking people to raise these concerns to the Commission.

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Delivering sustainable airports needs real ambition and that’s before we even consider a new runway

An event hosted today by Let Britain Fly, the campaign for a new runway, looked at options available to make today’s airports sustainable. But the measures considered don’t go far enough as it is, nevermind if a new runway is built in the South East

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