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Heathrow Airport: Emma Thompson says no go on 3rd runway

In an effort to thwart plans for a 3rd runway at London’s Heathrow Airport, Greenpeace, other environmental activists and a few celebrities, including Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson, have bought up a piece of land “slap bang” in the middle of the proposed project site.

Opponents of the 3rd runway project are worried about greenhouse gases, noise and other issues.  BAA, the airport operator, say the third runway is needed because Heathrow is “jam-packed” and losing its status as a world class airport.

This BBC news story gives more details about the debate over Heathrow’s 3rd runway.