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Minister met BAA chief executive before Climate Camp to discuss tactics [UK]

Author: Rob Evans & Paul Lewis, The Gaurdian [UK], Published on: 23 August 2009

A government minister met the chief executive of [BAA] to discuss how to "limit" the impact of [the 2007] climate change protests directed against the firm, documents obtained by the Guardian reveal…A picture is emerging of an extraordinary and unhealthy culture of collusion between a government department, private companies and the police," said Ben Stewart, of Greenpeace…before last year's Climate Camp against the proposed coal-fired power station in Kingsnorth, Kent, civil servants from the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform handed confidential police intelligence on activists to E.ON, the owner of the plant…A BAA spokesman has told the Guardian: "I think most observers would think it entirely right and sensible that we discussed [Heathrow's]…uninterrupted operation with government and others." [also refers to British Airways, Virgin (joint venture Virgin Group & Singapore Airlines), BMI]

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Related companies: British Airports Authority (now Heathrow Airport Holdings) British Airways British Midland (BMI) E.ON Singapore Airlines Virgin Atlantic (joint venture Virgin Group & Singapore Airlines) Virgin Group