Our Submission

EGAG have submitted our response to Heathrow’s Statutory Consultation a pdf can be found here.

 We suggest you email to: 
feedback@heathrowconsultation.com
There are other options described at:
https://aec.heathrowconsultation.com/how-to-respond/
However, some (many at the last consultation) have had problems with the online submission in the past and lost all their work and had to start again.
So an email response would be recommended approach in our view.
NO3R – we are a member – have requested that people cc or bcc them.
info@no3rdrunwaycoalition.co.uk

The reason to cc/bcc NO3R is that in the past consultations, any substantive opposing views did not make it into the respective Heathrow published summary and thus it appeared that all is harmony and supportive of Heathrow’s proposed solution – nothing can be further from the truth!!!!!!
NO3R website has some excellent recommendations to help guide your response.
https://www.no3rdrunwaycoalition.co.uk/

To say that it was a mamouth undertaking to assimilate Heathrow’s volumous documentation (greater than 17,500 pages) is and understatement.

The reality is that it is almost impossible for the general public to gain an appreciation of what is and more importantly what is not in this consultation, without spending vast amounts of time – time which busy working people simply cannot find, especially given the constant deluge of consultations that the DfT, CAA and Heathrow are throwing out there to allow Heathrow expansion to go ahead.

The next tick-box consultation in support of the Heathrow juggernaut is the DfT Carbon Offsetting Consultation that closes on 26th September 2019. The link to the consultation is here

Needless to say carbon offsetting has not worked in the 20 years that it’s been in operation and is PR a sticking plaster to conceal the reality of a flawed concept. In fact the UN criticised carbon offsetting this year stating, “The era of carbon offsets is drawing to a close. Buying carbon credits in exchange for a clean conscience while you carry on flying, buying diesel cars and powering your home with fossil fuels is no longer acceptable or widely accepted.” – link to article here

To give a flavour of carbon offsetting failures – there are too many to list – check out this article that shows how Virgin Atlantic, EasyJet and others have given up on offsetting after the forests that they had paid for to provide carbon offsets were promptly cut down.