Policy schizophrenia

When the government published its consultation papers on Heathrow expansion just over a year ago, we called its proposals for a third runway and a sixth terminal an unprecedented environmental challenge (ENDS Report 395, pp 30-33 ).

Now, in the face of furious opposition, the Cabinet has decided to go ahead (p 6  ). It is urging Heathrow’s owner BAA to get a move on with lodging its application for planning permission.

The Transport Secretary’s long-awaited, twice-delayed announcement to the Commons was swathed in greenery or greenwash,

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