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2009

  • High speed rail announcement: "incredibly exciting", Greenpeace, August 5 [1] "If this vision becomes reality, Britain will become a cleaner, quieter country, saving huge quantities of carbon and finally building a rail network to rival our European neighbours. By admitting that short-haul flights can be replaced by a fast and efficient rail system, Adonis has holed the case for Heathrow expansion below the water line." topic
  • Government figures: third runway would prevent expansion at regional airports, Campaign for Better Transport, January 28 [2]
  • Heathrow third runway makes debate on 'new' aviation policy redundant, CPRE, January 15 [3] topic
  • Heathrow: expansion will seriously threaten the UK's ability to tackle climate change, FoE, January 14 [4] topic
  • Third Heathrow runway risks being a white elephant, says ippr, January 11 [5] Environmental case against.. "is overwhelming", economic advantages "greatly overstated" topic


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2010

Westminster Palace, Houses of Parliament, Whitehall, London
Third runway at Heathrow to be cancelled, ...more, 12 May 2010
  • Residents, green groups and councils celebrate High Court ruling that ministers' decision to give a green light to the proposed Heathrow third runway does not hold any weight, 26 March. [6] The judge dismissed the Government’s claims to the contrary as ‘untenable in law and common sense’. "Government’s Heathrow policy is in tatters", Greenpeace
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Court proceedings challenging Government’s decision to give the go ahead to a third runway at Heathrow, 23 February [7] Coalition of thirteen organisations backing the legal challenge, made up of local councils, green groups and residents’ groups. “It’s been clear from the start, that there has been huge opposition to this runway. Nearly 90% of the people who responded to the consultation opposed the expansion of Heathrow." John Sauven, Greenpeace
  • ‘Mass brainstorm' to design Heathrow fortress, 28 January [8]

2009

  • 60,000 people from across the world now co-own the land purchased by Greenpeace on the third runway site at Heathrow, 13 November [9]
  • High Court case casts further doubt over Heathrow's third runway, August 6 [10]
  • Green groups launch legal battle against Heathrow expansion, April 7 [11]
  • High Court legal challenge to block expansion at Stansted Airport fails, March 13 [12] Stansted decision heralds untold environmental degradation, CPRE.
  • More than 10,000 people from across the world have already signed up to be beneficial owners of land earmarked by the Government for Heathrow third runway, January 14 [13] Greenpeace executive director John Sauven comments: "This new runway cannot and will not be built. If it's a green light it will shred the last vestiges of Brown's environmental credibility. An expanded Heathrow would become the single biggest emitter of CO2 in Britain. Labour MPs will lose seats over this as the anti-runway movement grows and grows. We'll fight it every step of the way because the lives of millions of people depend on us all slashing carbon emissions." topic
  • Celebs and green campaigners buy Heathrow runway site from under ministers' noses, January 13 [14] topic

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References

  1. Greenpeace, August 5, 2009
  2. Campaign for Better Transport, January 28
  3. Campaign to Protect Rural England, January 15
  4. Friends of the Earth, January 14
  5. Institute of Public Policy Research, January 11
  6. greenpeace.org.uk, 26 March 2010
  7. Campaign to Protect Rural England, 23 February 2010
  8. greenpeace.org.uk, 28 January 2010
  9. Greenpeace,13 November 2009
  10. Greenpeace, August 6, 2009
  11. Campaign to Protect Rural England, April 7, 2009
  12. Campaign to Protect Rural England, March 13 2009
  13. Greenpeace, January 14
  14. Greenpeace, January 13

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