AirportWatch statement on the Stansted expansion decision

Stansted airport expansion to go ahead – up to 35 million passengers per year

AirportWatch statement on the Stansted decision

AirportWatch, the umbrella body which consists of national environmental organisations
and local airport campaign groups, has condemned the Government’s decision to
allow expansion at Stansted Airport .  
The decision, which will cause immense damage to the local community, borders
on the farcical.   The Government has argued that the impact on climate change
was not relevant when making its decision to permit the expansion at a time when
aviation is the fastest-growing contributor to global warming emissions!  
All the AirportWatch organisations will be supporting Stop Stansted Expansion
in the continued fight to reverse this ludicrous decision.
The Government’s outdated policy on aviation was further exposed when, less than
12 hours before the Stansted decision was announced, the Labour dominated Newham
Council gave permission for a 50% increase in flights at
’s City Airport .