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Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
By Laurie Price
In the debate about how to halt climate change, the aviation industry has been subject to intense scrutiny. That's hardly surprising because it's a... continue
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National Express Group has halted plans to trial using 30% biodiesel in its buses because of concerns about the environmental impact of growing the... continue
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Communities and local government secretary Hazel Blears has ordered the public inquiry into the proposed £450m Thames Gateway Bridge in East... continue
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Environmental groups have reacted with astonishment to airport operator BAA's decision to apply for a High Court injunction in an effort to prevent a... continue
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The Environment Agency has lodged an objection to East Sussex County Council's planning application for the Bexhill to Hastings Road, citing an... continue
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Local authorities and developers in England are being invited to come forward with proposals to build new 'eco-towns' that would promote public... continue
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The DfT has indicated what transport indicators English local authorities are likely to have to monitor as part of the new Local Area Agreement... continue
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Local authorities will have to give increased emphasis to reducing concentrations of particulates across their areas rather than just in hotspots... continue
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Letters to the editor
Mike Weston
Tackling climate change through cutting London's contribution to carbon dioxide and other emissions is the Mayor's number one priority ('Transport... continue
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Environmental groups have applied to the High Court for a judicial review of the process by which planning permission for Dorset County Council's... continue
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People/consultants
Consultant AEA has appointed Chris Fry director in environmental policy. He joins from consultant TRL where he was head of the company's centre for... continue
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Letters to the editor
Roger O'Neill
Julian Laidler asks us (Letters LTT 21 Jun) to find the flaw in his argument that biofuels do not provide an answer to reduced carbon dioxide... continue
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In brief
Cambridgeshire County Council has installed solar powered road studs along a section of cycle path linking Addenbrooke's Hospital to Great Shelford.... continue
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Parking attendants in Manchester now have extended powers to issue fixed penalty charge notices (PCN) for three environmental offences in the city... continue
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Southend Council is in discussion with the DfT on revised plans for the controversial Priory Crescent Road improvement scheme (LTT?18 Aug 05). In a... continue
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Transport minister Gillian Merron used effusive?language in her letter to local authority chief executives last month highlighting the reductions in... continue
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Media monitor
The Flybe airline has launched what it claims is the world's first eco-labelling system for its aircraft and took out a full-page advertisement... continue
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On the day that the public inquiry into proposals to expand passenger capacity at Stansted airport began, 30 May, The Independent devoted its front... continue
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Media coverage of the Government's draft Local Transport Bill, which was published on 22 May, began two days earlier when The Sunday Telegraph... continue
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