Help stop Heathrow expansion
In February 2020, with your support, we scored a huge victory for the planet when the Court of Appeal agreed that plans to build a third runway at Heathrow were illegal.
But in December 2020, the Supreme Court overturned the decision, allowing the project to proceed to the next stage.
The Supreme Court judgment is by no means a "green light". Boris Johnson has the power to scrap the policy decision to support Heathrow expansion. If enough of us speak out, we can stop unnecessary expansion of airports in the UK.
Why airport expansion is a bad idea
1) We can't stop climate breakdown by building runways
Heathrow is one of the biggest single sources of greenhouse gases in the UK. A third runway will all but blow our chances of meeting our targets for cutting emissions.
2) More flights for the few
Just 15% of the UK’s population take the majority (70%) of all flights. Bigger airports would mainly serve the interests of frequent flyers.
3) Filthy air, more noise
Already local people have to endure 1,300 noisy planes landing and taking off at Heathrow every day. A third runway could mean a 50% increase in flights. Air pollution locally is a problem, and nearly all of London doesn’t comply with WHO standards.
4) The economic argument doesn't stack up
The government claims a third runway will be good for the economy – but there are no guarantees. And they haven’t factored in the true costs of climate change.
5) Transport on the wrong track
A bigger climate-wrecking airport is a massive distraction.
We urgently need to invest in our rail and public transport networks – they’re simply not good enough for 21st century Britain.
Play your part
Say no to the Leeds Bradford airport expansion
Climate-wrecking projects like the Leeds Bradford airport expansion are still getting the go-ahead by local councils.
Currently, thanks to amazing campaigning from our network, the Leeds Bradford airport expansion has been placed on hold by the Secretary of State.
But the fight isn't over yet. Show your support and sign the petition.
Fighting Southampton airport expansion
Southampton Friends of the Earth have been working with campaigners in their local area to fight against the Southampton airport expansion.
Thanks to generous support from allies, enough money has been raised to legally challenge the planning permission granted for the airport's runway extension. An application for a judicial review has been submitted to the High Court.
Follow and find out how you too can support the campaign.
Tell the UK government to stop airport expansion
With so many airports trying to expand, urgent action is needed. Because despite the claims of the airlines, airplane technology is developing too slowly to reduce emissions quickly enough.
We need your help.
Please sign our petition and demand Prime Minister Boris Johnson commits to no new airport expansion.