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The Airports Commission Report Follow-up Government Response published

28 April 2017

The Airports Commission Report Follow-up: Carbon Emissions, Air Quality and Noise: Government's response to the Committee's Seventh Report of Session 2016–17

Environmental Audit Committee Chair, Mary Creagh MP, said:

“Heathrow expansion should only go ahead if the Government has a clear plan for the extra air pollution, carbon emissions and noise.
“I am pleased to see the Government agrees with my Committee’s recommendation on measuring the noise impacts, but Ministers are still refusing to guarantee that EU air quality targets won’t be quietly dropped after we leave the EU, have no national plan for air pollution, and their carbon calculations are a fantasy.
“Ministers are using this unnecessary early election to duck their responsibilities to the environment, and to the communities who will be affected by a new third runway at Heathrow.”

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