Inquiry into air quality and carbon impacts of Heathrow expansion

The Environmental Audit Committee is asking for views on the impacts of creating a third runway on carbon, air quality and noise

Many residents close to Heathrow are opposed to the third runway (photograph: Steven Heap/123RF)The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has launched an inquiry into the impacts of the creation of a third runway at Heathrow Airport on carbon, air quality and noise.

On 1 July, the Airports Commission recommended that the government move forward with a third runway at Heathrow, rejecting options to build a new runway at Gatwick or extend an existing one at Heathrow.

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