Today (Tuesday 31 January 2023) a High Court challenge against Bristol Airport’s expansion plans were rejected.
Reacting to the High Court decision on Bristol Airport Metro Mayor Dan Norris said:
“The deep concerns of local people and the decisions of local politicians have come into head-on collision with national government policy that is not fit for purpose.
For all their warm words this decision shows the government is not serious about the climate emergency.
Lord Justice Lane confirmed today that the expansion will impact the environment but as we know Government policy gives no consideration to the combined impact of airport emissions.
This must change. We are all seeing the devastating effects of climate change with floods in Keynsham a few weeks ago and record breaking temperatures this summer. So many plants and animals are under threat of being lost for ever.”