Too soon, victory for the ZAD led to despair

In the 1970s the French government announced its next major airport expansion in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, Nantes. The 200-hectare site, projected to become the third largest airport in the country, represented a massive threat to the environment and drew significant opposition from locals and green campaigners. Defeated at the time, the project was resurrected in 2003 by