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Highlands and Islands Greens
Highlands and Islands Greens

Heathrow Expansion: Finnie says Scot Gov Position is Flawed

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Responding to news that the Scottish Government is backing the expansion of London Heathrow airport, John Finnie MSP, Transport and Rural Economy spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, said:

“Expansion of hugely-polluting aviation can only be a disaster for the climate, not to mention the impact on local communities. The Scottish Government are flawed in thinking that more of everything is somehow sustainable.

“Maintaining air links between cities as far apart as Inverness and London makes sense but at the same time we must invest in improvements to our rail network and make it easy to use technology to do business from anywhere in Scotland. That’s where the Scottish Government’s efforts should be focused. The growth of airports is a last-century idea and that’s where it should stay.”