Heathrow: push comes to shove
Well, we all knew it was going to happen. The first big iconic decision for the Government in terms of slowing climate change and they flunked it. What annoys me even more is Geoff Hoon's lame 'environmental regime' for the runway:
1. "airlines using the new runway would be required to use the newest, least-polluting aircraft."
This will only make a difference if the restriction was placed on all runways in the London area, otherwise there will just be careful shuffling of the pack to put the more polluting planes on the other runway.
2. "the government was satisfied environmental targets could be met, as it would put an initial cap on additional flights from the new runway of 125,000 a year"
That's a cap? 340 a day? One every 4 minutes, 24/7?