MPs who backed Heathrow expansion will be harshly judged by history, says Friends of the Earth
Reacting to today’s vote by MPs in support of a third runway at Heathrow Airport, Oliver Hayes, climate campaigner at Friends of the Earth, said:
“MPs who backed this climate-wrecking new runway will be harshly judged by history.
“The evidence on the accelerating climate crisis, which is already hitting the world’s most vulnerable people, is overwhelming – and expanding Heathrow will only intensify the misery.
“The aviation industry has been promising cleaner planes forever and a day, with little progress or investment.
“With no government plan to mitigate Heathrow’s carbon emissions, or to address its already illegal levels of local air pollution, it’s astounding that this scheme has been given the go-ahead.
“The only credible vote was to reject the third runway.”