Join the plot to stop airport expansion

Feature story - 14 January, 2009
Greenpeace UK has bought a piece of land right in the middle of the area now doomed by the expansion of Heathrow Airport near London. The UK government has given the go ahead to a new runway and airport terminal, which poses a serious threat to the fight against global climate change. At full capacity, an expanded Heathrow Airport would become the biggest single source of carbon emissions in the UK.

You can stop a new runway being built in the UK.

Our UK office bought the land with Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson, comedian Alistair McGowan and prospective Conservative parliamentary candidateZac Goldsmith.

Emma Thompson said she was "incandescent with rage" about the government's decision:

"I call that a real slap in the face to every citizen in this country who has been doing their best to cut back on their own emissions. I think it's the most egregious piece of hypocrisy I've seen in a long time."

We need YOUR help

The government's plans to expand airports across the country mean it will be impossible for the UK to meet its commitment to reduce emissions and stop runaway climate change.

Now that the plans for expansion at Heathrow Airport are going ahead, we really need your help. You can sign up now to get your own piece of the plot. It's not a financial thing, but you can be included as a beneficial owner on the legal deed of trust.

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The plot thickens...

As legal owners of this plot we will take the opportunity to oppose airport expansion at every stage in the planning process. Although the maximum number of owners are already on the deed, you can still join the plot as a beneficial owner and stand beside us to resist all attempts of a compulsory purchase of the land.

It's possible that the British government will be legally required to serve you in person with the land purchase notification so the more people we get to join the plot the harder it will be. If you're planning a long trip to an isolated part of the world or you live somewhere that is difficult for them to get to (St. Helena perhaps?) - even better!

You'll be joining beneficial owners who've already signed up UK Members of Parliament, environmentalist George Monbiot and acclaimed climate scientist and Royal Society Research Fellow Dr Simon Lewis.

The runway is by no means inevitable. The British Airports Authority now faces a long process to get its tarmac laid. It will probably take years to get the runway through the planning process - so we've got time to stop them.

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