October 10, 2008
Airport Plan Condemned
ECO campaigners reacted angrily yesterday to Government approval of huge expansion at Stansted Airport in Essex. Passenger numbers will go from 25 million to 35 million a year and flights from 241,000 to 264,000.
Green groups said the Government's climate change policy was a shambles and ministers had promoted a "binge flying" culture.
Friends of the Earth's Tony Bosworth said: "Allowing 10 million more people to fly from Stansted each year shows the Government's climate change strategy is a complete shambles."
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