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Climate Activists Protest Construction of Third Runway at London’s Heathrow Airport

HeadlineOct 26, 2016

In news from Britain, climate activists are protesting plans to build a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport. On Tuesday, activists staged a “runway blockade” outside Parliament. Protesters included Green Party MP Caroline Lucas.

Caroline Lucas: “It’s quite clear that an expansion of aviation at either Heathrow or Gatwick will be incompatible with the obligations that we have signed up to at the Paris climate talks scarcely a year ago. So, it’s a great shame that our political leaders don’t have a slightly longer memory and they don’t actually connect these things, because we know that aviation is the fastest-growing source of greenhouse gas emissions. We know that this massive expansion, as well as having lots of local environmental impacts, will certainly have global environmental impacts, as well.”

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