UK government’s own climate laws may halt roadbuilding plans | The Guardian
Analysis: campaigners argue that, as with Heathrow, climate obligations should make £27bn scheme unviable
Fiona Harvey Thu 11 Feb 2021
The first sign that the government was in serious trouble over the long-mooted expansion of Heathrow airport came in a little-noticed letter from the Department for Transport in May 2019. In it, a government official acknowledged for the first time that the UK’s obligations under the Paris agreement, and its carbon budgets, would have to be taken into account in infrastructure planning decisions.