Greenpeace joins councils preparing Heathrow legal challenge

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17 October, 2016

Greenpeace UK has joined forces with Hillingdon, Richmond, Wandsworth and Windsor and Maidenhead councils to prepare grounds for a joint legal challenge against Heathrow expansion.

More claimants could join the alliance in the coming days as media reports have suggested a final decision has now been delayed until next week.

Ministers have refused to rule out Heathrow from their airport development shortlist, leading the campaign group to prepare grounds for judicial review.

New runway will deal air pollution and climate double whammy - Greenpeace

Last edited 9 October 2015 at 10:53am
9 October, 2015

Commenting on airport expansion ahead of a major Westminster rally against a third runway at Heathrow tomorrow, Greenpeace UK executive director John Sauven, who will be among the speakers, said:

“By greenlighting a new runway ministers will set themselves up to fail on the twin challenge of cutting air pollution and carbon emissions. This double whammy isn’t a price worth paying to allow a minority of wealthy frequent flyers to fly even more at the expense of the majority of us.

What happened to the Airplot?

Posted by sgelmini — 25 June 2015 at 5:18pm - Comments
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There's a story on the Guardian website today which has thrown up questions about what happened to the land that we bought some years ago to block plans for a third runway at Heathrow. It claims that the land was sold back to its original owner (which is true, and with good reason) and that we didn't publicise this (which is also true, also with good reason).

Heathrow expansion plans - Greenpeace responds

Last edited 17 July 2013 at 12:04pm
17 July, 2013

Responding to today’s proposals for a new runway at Heathrow airport, Dr. Doug Parr, Policy Director at Greenpeace, said:

“Heathrow’s owners seemed to have learned nothing since they were defeated in their last battle for a third runway.

They have just reheated and rehashed the tired and flawed arguments that failed so categorically last time around.

BAA’s new runway plans simply extend the shadow hanging over West London to blight more villages and more lives with noise, pollution and the threat of demolition.

It’s time they realised Londoners will make sure their zombie runway will never be built.”


Osborne's assault on our environment

Posted by Richardg — 6 September 2012 at 12:46pm - Comments
Greenpeace activists climb onto the top of a plane at London Heathrow Airport
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Greenpeace activists climb onto the top of a plane at London Heathrow Airport

The Cabinet reshuffle could unleash an unprecedented assault on our environment. It’s time mainstream politicians put their differences aside and worked together to stop George Osborne.

Greenpeace response to Heathrow expansion calls

Last edited 28 August 2012 at 12:29pm
28 August, 2012

Responding to the re-emergence of calls for the expansion of Heathrow airport, John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace UK, said: 

“It’s high time the aviation lobbyists realise their runway plans aren’t going to fly. The Prime Minister has personally promised that it won’t happen, and the Transport Secretary is firmly against it too. 

Greenpeace response to government ruling our Heathrow third runway

Last edited 28 June 2012 at 1:11pm
28 June, 2012

Responding to news today that the Government has reaffirmed the coalition agreement to restrict aviation expansion and rule out a third runway at Heathrow, Joss Garman, senior campaign at Greenpeace, said: 

“This looks like an embarrassing slap down for George Osborne, who has been very public in his personal backing for more runways. It’s now clear that he’s lost the argument. 

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