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 has choked on the Heathrow decision.
“It’s an inconvenient truth, but experts are clear you can’t build a new runway and tackle London’s toxic air pollution at the same time.
“It’s absurd that UK Government Ministers are touting “Green Britain” in Paris while beating the drum for more climate changing pollution through a new runway back home.
“With the majority of flights taken by a small number of frequent flyers, it’s time the Government taxed those who are contributing most to the air pollution and carbon problems that aviation exacerbates.”
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