Heathrow: Climate activists lose legal battle to stop third runway at west London airport

Posted: December 16, 2020 by oldbrew in climate, Legal, News, Travel

‘It is the latest in 17 years of wrangling over whether or not to build a third runway at Heathrow’, notes Sky News. Only 17 years? Seems like a lifetime. Climate miserablists will no doubt want to express their frustration at the apparent lack of interest in their imaginary ‘climate emergency’, sooner or later.
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Climate activists have lost a long-running legal battle to stop a third runway at Heathrow.

The Supreme Court has overturned a previous Court of Appeal ruling in a case brought by Friends of the Earth and others against Heathrow Airport.

The court was asked to consider if the government’s failure to take into account the UK’s climate commitments rendered the planned third runway unlawful.

Tim Crosland, of the campaign group Plan B, said the original decision by former transport secretary Chris Grayling to support the expansion made a “mockery” of the government’s commitment to show international leadership in the face of a climate emergency.

Full report here.

  1. oldbrew says:

    Compare that news with…

    China to build 136 new airports by 2025
    March 23, 2017

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    There were 229 civil airports at the end of 2017, with a few dozen more under construction.

  2. Graeme No.3 says:

    But extra capacity at UK airports will be necessary for all those climate activists coming to attend climate conferences.

  3. Chaswarnertoo says:

    I do hope it cost the greentards a lot of money.

  4. Phoenix44 says:

    The Greens are either liars or ignorant, probably both. The expansion still needs to go through planning which is when all the environmental issues, including Pais, must be met. And given net zero it’s clear that any additional flights must not add to emissions.

    This is more an example of the Greens trying to prevent flying because they hate it, not because of emissions.

  5. oldbrew says:

    Energy white paper: Powering our net zero future

    Energy white paper setting out how the UK will clean up its energy system and reach net zero emissions by 2050.
    Published 14 December 2020

    By taking immediate steps to drive the
    uptake of sustainable aviation fuels,
    investments in R&D to develop zero
    emission aircraft and developing the
    infrastructure of the future at our airports
    and seaports, we will make the UK the
    home of green ships and planes.

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    They wish 🤣

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