Good Law project delays its JR of the ANPS, until…

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Good Law project delays its JR of the ANPS, until…

Good Law project delays its JR of the ANPS, until Government finalises its “Jet Zero” Strategy in early 2022
2021-10-19 17:50:00
The Good Law Project, with Dale Vince (Ecotricity) and George Monbiot, started a legal challenge to the government legal department, asking for the Airports National Policy Statement (ANPS) to be suspended and reviewed.  The Supreme Court had ruled in December 2020 that the ANPS was legal, and that it had taken proper account of the climate impact of airport expansion.  Today the Good Law Project has said that the Government has promised to consider whether to review the ANPS once it finalises its “Jet Zero” Strategy in early 2022.  So it is prudent to delay the judicial review until the Government publishes this strategy. They say: “The evidence we’ve gathered shows that the Government’s current maths around aviation emissions doesn’t add up. And if they fail to match their climate rhetoric with action by refusing to review the outdated ANPS, we expect to bring a challenge next year.”  This is especially the case, as this year the government has included international aviation and shipping emissions in the Sixth carbon budget (2033 – 37) and pledged to cut UK carbon emissions by 78% by 2035. .Tweet   Update on Stopping climate change can’t be a lie we tell our children 19th October 2021 Email from the Good Law project: After a further round of correspondence, the Government has promised to consider whether to review the Airports National Policy Statement (ANPS) once it finalises its “Jet Zero” Strategy in early 2022. We think their promise means a Court would likely give it that further time and have therefore decided to postpone a judicial review until the Government publishes this strategy early next year. The evidence we’ve gathered shows that the Government’s current maths around aviation emissions doesn’t add up. And if they fail to match their climate rhetoric with action by refusing to review the outdated ANPS, we expect to bring a challenge next year. Meanwhile, the money you have donated to help fund this case is still pledged to this challenge. But if the Government agrees to review the ANPS, we will use that money for other vital environmental litigation. As COP26 draws nearer, Boris Johnson will claim once agai

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