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Heathrow expansion grounded over climate considerations

Campaigners have won a London court ruling to block the controversial plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport on environmental grounds.
Thursday’s ruling by the United Kingdom’s Court of Appeal could stall the 14 billion pound ($18bn) plan to expand the world’s second-busiest airport amid concerns about climate change, pollution and noise.
In a landmark ruling, judges said the UK being a signatory to the Paris climate agreement was a commitment in law to prevent activities harmful to the environment.
Heathrow said it would appeal to the Supreme Court, and said it was “confident that we will be successful”.

Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports from London.

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