Government under increasing pressure to ‘call in’ airport application

Bary White

The government is under growing pressure to delay the proposed £150m expansion of Leeds Bradford airport, which critics say would wreck efforts to tackle the ecological crisis and undermine the government’s credibility ahead of a key climate conference later this year.

It has been recently reported that the same lawyers who are taking on the government over the Whitehaven coalmine in Cumbria have written to the secretary of state for housing, communities and local government, Robert Jenrick, on behalf of campaigners asking him to “call in” the decision so that the climate impact of expansion can be assessed in a national context.

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