Government gives green light for Heathrow expansion

The government has approved a third runway at Heathrow, claiming its environmental impacts can be mitigated and it is compatible with climate change targets

The government claims a third runway at Heathrow will connect the UK to long-haul destinations in growing world markets, boost trade and create jobs. Photograph: Giulio Jiang/FlickrThe government’s approval of Heathrow airport expansion has sparked immediate criticism from climate change campaigners, and renewed threats of legal action.

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