Monday, 19 January 2009

Join the Plot

MP's voted this week for the expansion of Heathrow. Despite some a backbench rebellion, profit was once again put before our environment. The new runway will be an environmental disaster and will make Heathrow the largest source of CO2 emissions in the UK. The strength of opposition to the expansion from rebel MPs, local communities and by the protest camps has made this issue a difficult one for Brown's government.

Greenpeace believes the fight isn't over yet. They say that BAA will face many hurdles before they get their tarmac laid. Greenpeace have bought a plot of land with a view to stopping the runway's construction. They've been joined on the deeds to this land by comedian Alistair McGowan, actress Emma Thompson and the Tory Zac Goldsmith. Greenpeace are asking everyone else to 'join the plot' and sign up and stand beside them in hopefully stopping the runway from going ahead.

Sign up here.


James D said...

The MPs didn't get to vote on Geoff Hoon's hare-brained Heathrow scheme. That's why John McDonnell waved the mace around.

Leanne Wood said...

Fair comment, thanks for pointing that out.

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Leanne - What's this story in the Western Mail today about MP's trying to get AM's to exempt their expenses from public scrutiny under FOI which they will be voting on in Westminster on Thursday...any blog on that?