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12/02/2020

Business welcomes certainty over HS2 but environmentalists remain concerned

Words: Laura Edgar
HS2 train concept art / HS2

Business leaders are breathing ‘a sigh of relief’ now the government has given the HS2 rail project the go-ahead, but environmental campaigners are perturbed about the damage the line will cause to nature.

Speaking in the House of Commons on the approval of HS2, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said “guts” were needed to make a decision, “no matter how difficult or controversial” in order to deliver “prosperity to every part of the country”.

However, he explained that advocating for HS2 has not bee.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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