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After airport expansion is blocked, environmental campaigners celebrate their win

After airport expansion is blocked, environmental campaigners celebrate their win

ENVIRONMENT campaigners from Yorkshire celebrated today their victory after the government stopped the expansion of Leeds Bradford international airport.

A public inquiry will be held to examine proposals to increase the annual passenger count from four million to seven millions.

Opponents argue that the expansion would not reduce carbon emissions in Leeds.

Since Leeds City Council granted planning permission, the Group for Action on Leeds Bradford Airport (Galba), has been fighting against the expansion.

Secretary of State forCommunitiesMichael Goveannounced the public inquiry today.

Chris Foren, Galba chairman, said that the inquiry would determine if the expansion was compatible to government policies on climate change.

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He stated that airport expansion is clearly inconsistent with tackling climate crisis.

Scientists repeatedly state that to prevent a climate disaster, we must cut our greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2030. If [the airport]If the company expands, its emission would double.

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