Second Runway Looms Again for Birmingham?

Press Release: Contact Joe Peacock 0121 6326909 campaigns@birminghamfoe.org Following the recent bold predictions of growth by Birmingham Airport, local environmentalists are pointing out that this means a second runway must be in their sights. Having defeated plans...

London Elmdon Airport?

  When we first suggested that Birmingham wanted to be a London airport, we thought that this would be seen as an awful idea and a real negative for anyone living near it, but in fact they are now playing this card themselves as they get the final funding clearance...

Green Light for More Noise and Pollution

Following the announcement that the main shareholders in Birmingham Airport will sanction the investment in the extension of the runway at the airport Joe Peacock of Birmingham Friends of the Earth said: “Given the consent that was given to the planning application...

The Problem

Civil aviation is one of the fastest growing sources of human greenhouse gas emissions and airports generate noise, air pollution and traffic congestion. If we take into account radiative forcing (the extra impact of emissions released high in the atmosphere and all...

The Solution

Aircraft manufacturers can deliver quieter, less polluting planes but the government must review its aviation policy to prevent the unrestricted growth in flights cancelling out the environmental benefits of new technology. There needs to be a new evidence-based...

Take Action

Help local groups oppose airport expansion proposals in your area and lobby your MP for an national policy that limits aviation growth so that we can still meet our legally-binding commitments in the Climate Change Act. Also, get involved to ensure the local and...