Why Heathrow expansion must be opposed by Ministers on these grounds

From: Roger Backhouse, Upper Poppleton, York.

Should a third runway be built at heathrow Airport?

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How Heathrow expansion will benefit environment and economy – Robert Goodwill

THE Government has acted rightly by saying it will not support Heathrow’s appeal to the Supreme Court about the third runway. As the Court of Appeal pointed out, the impact on climate change had not been properly assesed.

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The case for Heathrow expansion was always flawed. It would have a detrimental effect on the North. Claims that it would show Britain was “open for business” were simply absurd. Air travel is highly damaging to the environment. Besides CO2 emissions, there are the less talked about effects of high level water vapour from contrails which act as a greenhouse gas. Though this appears to deny us the thrill of watching Boris Johnson lie down in front of bulldozers, it is the right decision.

Is an expansion of Heathrow Airpoirt compatible with the Government's policy on climate change?

From: Terry Wright, Bempton Lane, Flamborough.

BASIC knowledge is that the planet would not survive without carbon dioxide. If this was lost, all life as we know it would be lost if we were here to see it.

The Extinction Rebellion followers need to get a life and put their energy into more productive things – the world has changed from the time the Earth was created and will continue to do so.