Responding to news today that the Government has reaffirmed the coalition agreement to restrict aviation expansion and rule out a third runway at Heathrow, Joss Garman, senior campaign at Greenpeace, said:
“This looks like an embarrassing slap down for George Osborne, who has been very public in his personal backing for more runways. It’s now clear that he’s lost the argument.
“There isn’t going to be another runway built at Heathrow or Gatwick or Stansted. It’s high time the aviation lobbyists and their friends in the Treasury realised their runway plans aren’t going to fly.”
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