Leaked Environment Agency response to ‘Adding capacity at Heathrow airport’March 9, 2008 at 4:43 pm | Posted in Adding capacity, BAA, Climate change, Consultation, Department for Transport, DfT, Documents, EA, Environment Agency, Freedom of Information, Heathrow, Heathrow airport, Heathrow expansion, Justine Greening MP, Modelling, Responses, Reverse engineering | Leave a comment
A Sunday Times UK edition lead story today is:
It links to this article:
which is a good piece of investigative journalism supported by documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Justine Greening MP for Putney:
- Heathrow FOI document 1 Notes from PSDH Mitigation and Forecasting Workshop 9 January 2007
- Heathrow FOI document 2 Note of Mixed Mode/R3 Noise Meeting 20 April 2007
- Heathrow FOI document 3 Heathrow Project Board Meeting Note 12 March 2007
- Heathrow FOI document 4 Re-forecast Email 9 February 2007
Last, but not least from a climate change perspective, we are also given a link to this:
- Leaked Environment Agency Thames Region response to DfT consultation ‘Adding capacity at Heathrow airport’
which raises a variety of environmental concerns about Heathrow expansion in a polite, but clear way.
The Environment Agency has plenty of issues with the DfT’s handling of climate change. You can see them in this copy I marked up:
It is ironic that the Department for Transport and BAA appear to have done what climate sceptics claim climate modellers do, i.e. start by identifying the desired outcome, then work backwards with the models to select suitable inputs that fit. This is reverse engineering on a grand scale.