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      Heathrow consultation: Third runway ‘will bring more noise, pollution and misery’

      Commenting on proposals for a third runway at Heathrow published today by the government, Friends of the Earth London campaigner Sophie Neuburg said: “Airport expansion will bring more noise, pollution and misery to local communities.

      2nd Feb 2017
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      Ask your MP to support a Frequent Flyer Levy (Campaign for Better Transport)

      Did you know that just 15% of the UK population takes more than 70% of our flights? With flying the fastest-growing cause of climate change, we’re calling for a frequent flyer levy that taxes travellers according to how often they … Continue reading

      17th Nov 2016
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      Aviation’s plan for a climate get out of jail free card – a recipe for disaster

      The aviation industry is currently meeting in Canada hoping to secure a deal that will allow them to massively increase their climate pollution whilst hiding behind dodgy offset schemes.

      29th Sep 2016
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      Response to Low-emission Strategy and Air Quality Action Plan

      Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have consulted on the Greater Manchester Low-Emission Strategy and Air Quality Action Plan (pdf). Manchester Friends of the Earth submitted our response to the consultation (pdf) on 29th April 2016.  See below for the introductory comments and the pdf link … Continue reading

      4th May 2016
      
      	

      Heathrow decision postponed

      Commenting on the announcement that the decision whether to proceed with airport expansion at Heathrow or Gatwick will be delayed until after the London mayoral election, Friends of the Earth campaigner Oliver Hayes said: “It’s no surprise that David Cameron … Continue reading

      10th Dec 2015
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      Sign the petition: No third runway at Heathrow, no new runways anywhere

      Katy Glassborow lives in West London under the Heathrow flight path. She thinks we can’t afford to build new runways at Heathrow or Gatwick: “A new runway would be devastating to our community, but it’s not only that – we … Continue reading

      18th Jul 2015
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      Airport expansion will undermine UK climate action, warns Friends of the Earth

      Commenting ahead of Wednesday’s (1 July 2015) Davies Commission report which is expected to recommend airport expansion at either Gatwick or Heathrow, Friends of the Earth’s head of campaigns Andrew Pendleton said:  “It’s simply not credible for the Government to build … Continue reading

      30th Jun 2015
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      Boris Island ruled out by Airports Commission – Friends of the Earth reaction

      Following news that the Airports Commission has ruled out the London Mayor’s plans for an Airport hub in the Thames Estuary, Friends of the Earth campaigner Jenny Bates said: “If Boris Island had got the go ahead, it would have … Continue reading

      2nd Sep 2014
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      South east doesn’t need more runways

      Reacting to the Airports Commission Interim Report published today (Tuesday 17 December 2013), Friends of the Earth Senior Campaigner Jane Thomas said:  “Building new airports and runways will have a huge impact on local communities and their environment, and pump … Continue reading

      17th Dec 2013
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      Government aviation guidance slammed

      Commenting on the publication today (22 March 2013) of the Government’s aviation policy framework, Friends of the Earth’s Head of Campaigns Andrew Pendleton, said:  “This document could have been written by the aviation industry – it encourages more flying, while only … Continue reading

      22nd Mar 2013
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