NEWS

Heathrow third runway ruled illegal over climate change

27-02-2020
Category: Climate Change

Plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport have been ruled illegal by the court of appeal because ministers did not adequately take into account the government’s commitments to tackle the climate crisis.

The ruling is a major blow to the project at a time when public concern about the climate emergency is rising fast and the government has set a target in law of net zero emissions by 2050. The prime minister, Boris Johnson, could use the ruling to abandon the project, or the government could draw up a new policy document to approve the runway.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/27/heathrow-third-runway-ruled-illegal-over-climate-change?fbclid=IwAR3lIYbHDUrx2qGrG9NRvckCVyzhN1NwPAUaf3vaMuO4mZI7YadMuZHASzQ