Jet Zero could mean more airport expansions

Group for Action on Leeds Bradford Airport (GALBA)

GALBA is concerned that the government is about to publish Jet Zero – a new strategy which, they claim, will decarbonise the aviation sector. For now, we have held off Leeds Bradford Airport’s plans to expand.  But if Jet Zero becomes enshrined in government policy – it will become so much harder for us, and other campaigners against airport expansion, to protect our communities and the climate. See The Guardian 16 May 2022 at: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/16/boris-johnson-jet-zero-plan-unrealistic-co2-targets-report

The launch of Jet Zero will take place at the Farnborough Air Show which tells you a lot about where the government’s loyalties lie!

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Cumbrian coal mine decision delayed

Barry White

A decision on whether to approve the UK’s first deep coal mine for 30 years will now be made on or before 17 August. A government decision on the controversial coking coal mine near Whitehaven, Cumbria, was due last week with Communities Secretary Michael Gove set to make the announcement on Wednesday. He was sacked by the Boris Johnson ‘for disloyalty’ after telling the prime minister to quit earlier in the day.

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Council declares climate emergency years after its neighbours

Stuart Minting Craven Herald 7 July 2022.

After repeated challenges over the speed and scale of its carbon cutting actions, North Yorkshire County Council has made a U-turn to declare a climate change emergency, several years after Craven District Council. In a move which was notably not accompanied by the issuing of a press release, North Yorkshire County Council’s executive agreed the authority would be immediately adopting climate emergency, following in the footsteps of several hundred British councils.

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