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Is Stansted’s ancient woodland safe from Manchester Airports Group?

BAA’s airport monopoly was broken up even further last week with the announcement of a winning bid of £1.5billion for Stansted Airport. Manchester Airports Group (MAG) is the new owner. After the fight of the decade, will this be good news or … Continue reading

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BAA must sell Stansted – why do you need a new runway then?

The Competition Commission’s report into BAA’s ownership of multiple airports has concluded that BAA must sell Stansted, Gatwick and one of Edinburgh or Glasgow airports.  They have two years to sell off Stansted and interestingly the Commission has not insisted any … Continue reading

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A slap in the face for the world

Bad news for those of us who care about our future. Today Stop Stansted Expansion, supported by the Woodland Trust, Greenpeace, CPRE, FOE and others lost their High Court appeal against the Government’s decision to increase passenger numbers at Stansted. High Court … Continue reading

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Escaped tree heads to High Court

A tree which has escaped from Philipland Wood descended on London yesterday to support Stop Stansted Expansion’s High Court appeal against a Government decision to allow an increase in passenger numbers at Stansted. One of the trees spent the day … Continue reading

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Government vs Climate

According to the BBC the Government are set to approve a third runway at Heathrow. They apparently accept the climate change concerns so they are planning a nice high speed rail link so that the new runway can have nice … Continue reading

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Global day of action – act NOW from your computer

Saturday 6th is the Global Day of Action for the climate. Millions of people worldwide will be taking action to show how much they care about this planet. You can be part of this by taking action online. We have … Continue reading

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Appeal against Stansted expansion launched

As I mentioned here previously, the Government’s decision to allow expansion of passenger numbers at Stansted is a shocking indictment of their short-sighted and incoherent approach to climate change and aviation. Geoff Hoon and Hazel Blears even went as far … Continue reading

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