Scottish Government Urged to Intervene in Heathrow Plans

The UK Government are currently backing plans to build a third runway at Heathrow (1), which would lead to a 180 million tonne increase in Britain’s emissions from air travel between 2020 and 2060. (2) The third runway would also be likely to increase short-haul flights to Scotland – the most recent figures show that almost 15 million domestic flights are taken each year from London’s airports. (3) It is estimated that the construction cost for the runway would be a staggering

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