Truss backs Heathrow 3rd runway, hoping aviation will become “environmentally…

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Truss backs Heathrow 3rd runway, hoping aviation will become “environmentally…

Truss backs Heathrow 3rd runway, hoping aviation will become “environmentally friendly”!
2022-10-13 10:58:00
Liz Truss has reiterated her support for a third runway at Heathrow, as did her new Transport Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, a week earlier.  Ms Truss was asked in the Commons, at PM’s questions, by Lib Dem MP Sarah Olney, about her support for a larger Heathrow.  She parotted that standard answer about aviation being important for the UK’s economic growth blah blah.  Sarah Olney said, as well as extra CO2 emissions of perhaps 6 million tonnes per year, from a 3rd runway, its impact would be seriously more noise for perhaps 2 million households in areas where Heathrow flights are audible. Truss etc hope (presumably without any proper research into the matter)  that air travel can, amazingly, be expanded while at the same time become more [sic] more “environmentally friendly.”  That means a vast, implausibly large and rapid expansion in production and use of alternative jet fuels, (SAF) that are genuinely low carbon. Paul McGuinness, chairman of the No 3rd Runway Coalition, said Heathrow expansion should only considered within a national UK aviation strategy, looking at all the regions, which so far does not exist. .Tweet   Liz Truss backs construction of a 3rd runway at Heathrow but warns the aviation industry it needs to become ‘more environmentally friendly’ in future – PM grilled about the controversial expansion of the UK’s largest air hub– The £14billion programme a hot topic for the Tories for more than a decade– Ex-PM Boris Johnson opposed it and vowed to lay down in front of the diggers By DAVID WILCOCK, DEPUTY POLITICAL EDITOR FOR MAILONLINE 12 October 2022 Liz Truss has reiterated her support for a third runway at Heathrow – but warned the aviation industry it needs to become more environmentally friendly. The PM spoke as she was grilled in the Commons today about the controversial expansion of the UK’s largest air hub. The £14billion programme has proved a hot topic for the Tories for more than a decade. Former PM Boris Johnson opposed it and once vowed to lay down in front of the diggers if it went ahead – though he later avoided having to vote against it in the Commons. Quizzed at Prime Minister’s Questions today, Ms Truss said she agreed wi

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