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>> 24 hours after Heathrow got the green light for a new runway, the plan's opponents are lighting up. Here's one. Tory MP Zac Goldsmith resigning his seat in protest. He'll fight the ensuing by-election as an independent.>> This election must be a referendum on Heathrow expansion.>> The Conservatives not putting up a candidate.
That's almost unprecedented for a ruling party, but they still might lose the seat to the liberal Democrats. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling put on the spot during a visit to Heathrow Wednesday.>> I'm sorry about Zac's decision, but Zac is a man of principle. He's said for a long time he believes shouldn't be doing this.
He and I don't agree on this, there are a lot of things we do agree on. We don't agree on this.>> Ministers including Boris Johnson also opposed. He's promised to lay down in front of the bulldozers. At Prime Ministers questions Teresa May was taking fire from her own benches.
>> Does she agree, environmentally Heathrow is not good enough.>> The evidence shows that air quality standards can be met as required by all three of the schemes including the northwest runway at Heathrow.>> Councils getting involved too, several including May's own Windsor and Maidenhead, said they are taking legal advice on a challenge.
Then, of course, there's the environmentalists. They say a new runway will mean unacceptable levels of air pollution. But May probably isn't too worried about these eco-activists. The real battle is in the governments own ranks.