13 October 2020
The Green Party has welcomed the news that permission has been granted for a judicial review into the government’s decision to reopen Manston Airport in Kent.
Green Party transport spokesperson Caroline Russell said:
“We simply cannot be reopening airports in a climate emergency.
“If this goes ahead it will only increase carbon emissions and set us even further back from achieving our climate commitments. At the same time, it will make life miserable for overflown communities living under new flight paths.
“Rather than seeking a few unsustainable jobs in a failing industry, the government should be creating millions of new, resilient Green jobs, which will put us on track to go net zero and provide workers in this sector a safer future.”