Friends of the Earth will appeal Heathrow court judgement

Chief executive, Craig Bennett: “I could not sleep at night if Friends of the Earth did not challenge this decision.”
  Published:  01 May 2019    |      2 minute read

Friends of the Earth confirms that it will appeal today’s High Court decision to dismiss the climate case against a third runway at Heathrow.

Friends of the Earth, represented by law firm Leigh Day, took legal action against the government for failing to properly consider climate change and sustainable development and these will form the main grounds of the appeal.

Craig Bennett, chief executive of Friends of the Earth, said:

“Expanding Heathrow is wrong on every level and we can’t let it go. I could not sleep at night if Friends of the Earth did not challenge this decision. We are going to appeal because we believe the Court got it wrong.

“We are in an ecological and climate emergency and parliament have supported an outdated decision to chase climate-wrecking development. How can we take any government remotely seriously when they claim to care about climate chaos while supporting this runway?

“We are going to continue this fight because it’s about more than a runway, it is actually about a future fit for our children.”