Climate campaigners win London airport expansion case.


Plans for a third runway at London. Heathrow airport have been thrown into doubt after a court ruling. The government's decision to allow the expansion was unlawful because it did not take climate commitments into accounts the court of Appeal said he throws said it would challenge the decision but the government said it would not appeal. The case was brought by environmental groups councils and the mayor of London Friends of the Earth one of the environmental groups that brought the case said the ruling was an absolutely groundbreaking result. Climate Justice will rundle head of legal. The campaign group said this judgment has exciting wider implications for keeping climate change at the heart of old planning decisions. It's time for developers and public authorities to be held to account when it comes to the climate impact of their damaging. Developments Greenpeace said. The government needed to permanently ground. Heathrow's expansion plans the UK's executive director. John Sullivan said the third runway is already on its knees over costs noise air pollution habitat loss and lack of access. Now Heathrow has yet another impossibly high hurdle to clear. Mp's voted overwhelmingly to support Heathrow expansion in two thousand eighteen. With Boris Johnson conveniently out of the country at the time before he became prime minister as Mayor of London. Mister Johnson pledged to lie down in front of those bulldozers and stop the construction of that third runway at Heathrow

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