Expansion of Britain's Heathrow Airport ruled illegal on climate grounds

LONDON (Reuters) - The planned expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport was declared unlawful on environmental grounds by a court on Thursday, a ruling that could sink the $18 billion project that has been dogged by decades of dispute and indecision.

In a victory for climate change campaigners, an appeal court judge said that building a third runway at Europe’s busiest airport was “legally fatal” because it did not take into account the government’s...
source: Reuters

2020-02-27 15:59
Latest news from Reuters
today 23:35 Britain to spend £705 million on EU border infrastructure
today 23:35 'Let's get going': UK tells businesses to prepare for Brexit crunch
today 22:32 UK to withhold power to control state aid from Scotland, Wales after Brexit transition - FT
yesterday 18:20 More than 70 workers test positive for COVID-19 on an English farm
yesterday 17:17 UK COVID-19 death toll from confirmed cases rises by 21 to 44,819
yesterday 13:05 Britain to spend 705 million pounds on EU border infrastructure
yesterday 10:59 UK examining infrastructure to smooth flow of EU trade - Gove
2020-07-11 21:14 UK deaths from confirmed COVID-19 cases rise by 148 to 44,798
2020-07-11 19:08 Animal rights protesters dye fountains red in London's Trafalgar Square
2020-07-11 13:53 Jack Charlton, England World Cup winner and Irish hero, dies at 85
2020-07-11 12:50 Virus-free UK pilot, symbol of Vietnam's pandemic success, to return home
2020-07-11 12:50 Former England World Cup winner Jack Charlton dies at 85
2020-07-11 11:47 UK PM to tell firms to order staff back to workplaces - Daily Mail
2020-07-11 01:17 PM Johnson to tell office workers to return to work to save economy - Daily Mail
2020-07-10 22:08 G4S ends tagging inquiry with £44 million UK fraud office deal
2020-07-10 21:05 G4S settles with UK fraud office over criminal tagging bills
2020-07-10 20:02 Security firm G4S unit settles with UK's fraud office
2020-07-10 20:02 UK says it will not join the EU's COVID-19 vaccine scheme
2020-07-10 20:02 Britain to invest $50 million in small nuclear reactor projects
2020-07-10 18:59 Johnson says England may need stricter face mask rules
Latest news from Great Britain
today 03:29 Starmer's first 100 days: Labour leader seen as clean break from Corbyn - poll A poll shows that Sir Keir Starmer is seen as a very different leader to his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn.
today 03:26 NCIS plot hole: Fans uncover huge blunder in Kate hostage scene from season 1
today 03:26 Kate Middleton shares similarity with future queen dubbed ‘royal sister’ by Lagerfeld
today 03:26 San Diego fire horror: Multiple injuries after huge explosion on USS Bonhomme Richard ship
today 03:26 Royal shock: Prince Harry ‘couldn't get a job in McDonald’s’ in LA lifestyle, expert says
today 02:26 Leicester: Up to 10,000 could be victims of modern slavery in textile factories Asked if claims of widespread exploitation in the city are an "open secret", deputy mayor Adam Clarke replies: "It's just open".
today 02:23 Call of Duty Modern Warfare DOWN: Warzone server status news and queue latest
today 02:23 Queen keeps entertained during lockdown with hilarious hobby - Netflix's Crown star tells
today 02:23 Boris humiliated: Starmer seen as tougher and safer on Brexit in shock poll showing Labour
today 02:23 Meghan Markle and Harry's 'uncomfortable' Commonwealth talk made guest feel reluctant
today 02:23 Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie 'inconsolable' after son Benjamin Keough's 'suicide'
today 02:11 Will inflation return – or is “Japanification” the real threat?
today 02:11 The charts that matter: gold hits a fresh eight-year high
today 01:41 Tony Smith optimistic about Hull KR's prospects as he gives update on loan players
today 01:41 Tony Smith optimistic about Hull KR's prospects as he gives update on loan players
today 01:41 Hull FC's Cameron Scott left questioning his next career step
today 01:41 Hull FC's Cameron Scott left questioning his next career step
today 01:23 'Let's get going': Government steps up Brexit preparation with details on travel and immigration The government prepares to update the country on changes under Brexit - but some fear it is yet another nightmare for businesses.
today 01:20 The Walking Dead boss teases powerful new group in season 10 finale
today 01:20 Nicole Thea dead: How did Nicole Thea die? Cause of death
today 01:20 Royal shock: Kate Middleton and Prince William 'can never escape' from one royal duty
today 01:20 Rishi Sunak scheme faces legal bid for treatment of pregnant women - '86,640 affected'
today 00:20 Hibs set to axe kitman as savage cost-cutting measures bite despite triple signing
today 00:17 Prince Charles legacy: The touching way Charles is following in Prince Philip's footsteps
today 00:17 Outlander’s Brianna Fraser star speaks out on annoying co-stars: ‘We bicker’
today 00:17 Daily horoscope for July 13: YOUR star sign reading, astrology and zodiac forecast
today 00:17 Coronavirus droplets can stay in the air for more than an hour, top scientist warns
today 00:17 Countryfile viewers furious as litter louts ruin rural beauty spots 'Disgraceful!'
today 00:17 Let's get going! Gove issues Brexit rallying cry to Britain as nation readies to leave EU
today 23:35 Britain to spend £705 million on EU border infrastructure
today 23:35 'Let's get going': UK tells businesses to prepare for Brexit crunch
today 23:23 Tories have just days to avert ‘homelessness emergency’
today 23:14 Best supplements for cholesterol: Taking this supplement could lower 'bad' cholesterol
today 23:14 Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer offers David De Gea backing as ace hits landmark
today 23:14 Long-range forecast: 31C scorcher predicted to bake Britain next weekend
today 23:14 Car insurance scam warning: Motorists could be targeted by new ‘hide and crash’ scam
today 23:14 Swimmers flock to outdoor pools and ponds as increased safety measures rolled out
today 23:14 Brexit immigration rules will ban EU criminals who have served more than a year in prison
today 23:14 Naga Munchetty meltdown: BBC Breakfast star's confusion over James Bond exposed
today 23:14 ‘We never recovered’ Fury as UK fishing towns left ‘devastated’ amid damaging EU policy
today 23:14 Furlough warning issued for everyone who has used scheme - how HMRC could 'clawback' money
today 23:14 Furious Brexiteers slap down 'bitter' Verhofstadt after Twitter dig - 'This is democracy!'
today 23:14 Britons demand 'ludicrous' foreign aid budget is slashed as they face huge tax rises
today 22:32 UK to withhold power to control state aid from Scotland, Wales after Brexit transition - FT
today 22:11 John Lewis ‘to reject £14 million grant’ for bringing furloughed workers back
today 22:11 North Korea warns UK ‘will pay the price’ for imposing sanctions over prison camps
today 22:11 China 'taking advantage' of West says MP as he warns 'we are heading for a bi-polar world'
today 22:11 Anita Rani husband: Countryfile star opens up on life amid lockdown
today 22:11 What will open tomorrow? From beauty salons to tattoo studios
today 22:11 High blood pressure warning: What colour is your urine? Sign of hypertension in the toilet
Watch the news from UK on Facebook