Has the HS2 review avoided counting the green costs?

A government-commissioned review into the future of the controversial HS2 north-south rail-link has come under fire for appearing to omit environmental costs from its deliberations. Isabella Kaminski reports.

Environmental organisations have criticised the process of assessing HS2’s environmental impacts in the wake of a dissenting report by a former member of the project’s review panel.

Labour peer Lord Tony Berkeley published a highly critical document on 5 January saying the environment had not been properly considered as part of the supposedly independent Oakervee Review into the controversial high-speed rail line and was likely to be detrimentally affected by it.

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