Plans for second Lisbon airport come under fire

Portuguese green groups and opposition parties have criticised the country’s environment agency for approving an environmental impact statement for plans to build a second airport in Lisbon

Portuguese green groups and opposition parties have criticised the country’s environment agency for approving an environmental impact statement for plans to build a second airport in Lisbon. 

The Portuguese environment agency (APA) approval for the statement, which includes a €48m package of remedial measures, removes a major obstacle to building the airport and to a government-backed plan to double the capital’s air traffic to over 50 million passengers a year. 

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