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Friends of the Earth: No Third Runway

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Posted on 15 July 2020

Back in February, the Court of Appeal ruled that the government’s decision to expand Heathrow Airport is unlawful on climate change grounds, in one of the most important environmental law cases in this country for over a generation. This followed a successful legal challenge by environmental organisation Friends of the Earth, represented by Leigh Day, in a victory for local campaigners who have been battling against the third runway for years.

In this podcast, Katie de Kauwe from Friends of the Earth's legal team chatted with Rowan Smith solicitor in the environmental law team at Leigh Day to discuss what the result means for the future of climate action.

Join the conversation on Twitter with #nothirdrunway and #takeclimateaction.

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Meet the contributors

Carol Day

Associate solicitor

Carol founded the firm's environmental litigation service in 2013

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Tessa Gregory


Tessa is an experienced litigator who specialises in international and domestic human rights law cases

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