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Thursday, 27 February 2020

Heathrow airport remains defiant after this morning's ruling




Heathrow says the outcome of today’s judicial review “does not” prevent expansion from moving ahead.

The airport is going to appeal the decision at the Supreme Court, and says it’s confident it will be successful.

The judges are now expecting the Government to undertake more work to ensure a third runway would be compatible with a strategy to mitigate climate change under the Paris Agreement.

Heathrow claims this is "eminently achievable."

A Heathrow spokesperson says:

“The Court of Appeal dismissed all appeals against the government - including on “noise” and “air quality” - apart from one which is eminently fixable. We will appeal to the Supreme Court on this one issue and are confident that we will be successful. In the meantime, we are ready to work with the Government to fix the issue that the court has raised. Heathrow has taken a lead in getting the UK aviation sector to commit to a plan to get to Net Zero emissions by 2050, in line with the Paris Accord. Expanding Heathrow, Britain’s biggest port and only hub, is essential to achieving the Prime Minister’s vision of Global Britain. We will get it done the right way, without jeopardising the planet’s future. Let’s get Heathrow done.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

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