Climate campaigners call for halt to regional UK airports expansion

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Ministers must consider cumulative impact of proposals ‘likely to compromise’ emissions targets

The government must intervene to stop the planned expansion of a number of small airports around the country if it is to meet legally binding environmental targets and avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis, campaigners have said.

Seven regional hubs have devised plans to expand their operations despite fierce opposition from climate scientists and locals who argue the proposals are incompatible with efforts to address the ecological crisis.

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