Heathrow third runway 'to breach climate change laws'
Plans to expand Heathrow Airport are set to breach the government’s climate change laws, advisers have warned.
The Committee on Climate Change says the business plan for Heathrow projects a 15% increase in aviation emissions by 2050.
If that increase is allowed, members say, ministers will have to squeeze even deeper emissions cuts from other sectors of the economy.
The government said it was determined to keep to its climate change targets.
The Committee on Climate Change is a statutory body set up to advise the UK government on emissions targets.
It warns that creating the space for... read more
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