Second Lisbon given go ahead
A second airport for the Greater Lisbon Area has been given the go ahead following an environmental impact study.
But despite these findings, eight environmental agencies are challenging the decision to transform the military air base in Montijo into a second commercial airport to serve the capital.
The groups are contesting the decision saying not all options were considered, including improved rail links, expansion of the existing airport and the long-term environmental impacts on the region.
Brendan de Beer