Airports Commission creates heat by backing Heathrow expansion

The commission set up to advise on UK airport capacity has recommended building a third runway at Heathrow, to the dismay of many local and environmental campaigners

The commission led by Sir Howard Davies has recommended a third runway at Heathrow airport (photograph: Jason Kench/123RF)The Airports Commission has backed the expansion of Heathrow, claiming it is consistent with meeting national carbon budgets and the air quality impacts can be mitigated.

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