Imogen Michel, ‘No plane, no gain?’, The Student (Edinburgh), 3 April 2012
|Terminal 5 flash mob at Heathrow Airport, 27 March 2008. Photo credit: Greenpeace|
As someone who has been involved as a volunteer with several environmental campaigning organisations over the last few years, and as someone who had grown up in London, I joined with many of my friends in breathing a huge sigh of relief when the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition government announced it was scrapping plans for a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport back in 2010. An idea which was fundamentally ridiculous on so many levels, it seemed as though the politicians had seen sense for once, and we could move on to campaign on other issues.