Thursday, April 2, 2020
News

UK court stops Heathrow expansion on climate change grounds

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

London | Friday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
A UK court on Thursday halted Heathrow Airport's controversial planned third runway as the government "did not take climate commitments into account", reports said.

In its verdict on the case brought by environmental groups, councils and the Mayor of London, the Court of Appeal held that the "Heathrow expansion decision was unlawful because it did not take climate commitments into account", the BBC reported.

The judges said that a third runway could go ahead in the future, as long as it fits with the UK's climate policy.

The BBC reported there were "whoops and jumps of jubilation from environmentalists outside the court room" after the judgement was pronounced.

Friends of the Earth, one of the environmental groups that brought the case, said the ruling was "an absolutely groundbreaking result for climate justice" and "has exciting wider implications for keeping climate change at the heart of all planning decisions".

"It's time for developers and public authorities to be held to account when it comes to the climate impact of their damaging developments," the group's Will Rundle said.

While Heathrow said it would challenge the decision in the Supreme Court, the government said it would not appeal.

--IANS vd

( 209 Words)

2020-02-27-19:51:00 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE WORLD NEWS
France death toll from coronavirus reach...
Bolsonaro announces new steps to address...
Nepal reports sixth positive case of cor...
COVID-19: Trump welcomes China's efforts...
Social distancing guidelines to stay unt...
Sindh HC reduces death sentence of key a...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
COVID-19: Prez, VP to videoconference wi...
Strict action will be taken against lock...
Covid-19: Priyanka Gandhi urges religiou...
UP Police enforce lockdown effectively...
10-month-old among two test positive for...
Healthcare workers safety is our respons...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Tamil film 'Mafia Chapter 1' under ... 
COVID-19: Sports buffs finding sola... 
Testing is solution to unlock coron... 
Avail Finance launches 'Assist' to ... 
Company linked to late Parrikar, pr... 
Drone deployed to spray disinfectan... 
Warne names Lara skipper of his gre... 
Vicky Kaushal's first crush was Mad...