Monday 20th July for immediate use
The Case Against Heathrow Expansion
On 20th July, the day before Parliament broke for its summer recess, campaigners from national organizations and local groups opposed to expansion packed David Cameron’s suitcase with material they believe he should read and view on his holiday before he makes up his mind on a third runway. They were joined by the new Twickenham MP Tania Mathias and the veteran opponent of Heathrow expansion, Baroness Jenny Tonge.
Items packed into the suitcase included Heat, a climate change book by George Monbiot, a video showing Harmondsworth, the village facing destruction if a third runway goes ahead and The Transition Handbook. HACAN, the campaign body which had organized the event outside Parliament, donated Why Noise Matters.
Represented at the event were campaigners from Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Campaign for Better Transport, AirportWatch, the Aviation Environment Federation, HACAN, Stop Heathrow Expansion, the Richmond Heathrow Campaign, Ealing Noise Action Group and CAIAN (which represents many communities west of the airport).
HACAN chair John Stewart said, “This diverse range of groups gives a flavour of the formidable opposition David Cameron will face if he gives the green light to a third runway.”