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A Letter from Senator Schumer to the FAA

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A Letter from Senator Schumer to the FAA

  In October, the FAA named Julie Marks, formerly of its Environmental Department, as the Community Involvement Manager for Airspace Projects. This only happened because of your efforts over the past 4 years, aided by our elected officials and with the cooperation of the many other community organizations around the country who are working with…

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The LGA Part 150 Technical Advisory Committee

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The LGA Part 150 Technical Advisory Committee

  Queens Quiet Skies has been appointed as a member of the LaGuardia Technical Advisory Committee for the Part 150 noise mitigation study. The Port Authority created Part 150 Technical Advisory Committees for each airport to get input on drawing the noise maps and mitigation. I thank the Port Authority Aviation Department for appointing us….

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FAA Says NextGen Noise Is Different

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FAA Says NextGen Noise Is Different

We’ve been saying that since 2012. Here’s a link to an article from Boston-area local news outlet wickedlocal.com. Proactively responding to local residents and their elected officials, the FAA Boston office recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Massport (the Boston equivalent of the NY/NJ Port Authority) to undertake a 6-month study by MIT of…

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QQS President Janet McEneaney @ Live Presentation

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QQS President Janet McEneaney @ Live Presentation

UPCOMING EVENTS QQS President Janet McEneaney will be representing our members as a speaker at two events this month. The first is the New Visions Democratic Club meeting on October 13th at 8 PM. We thank CM Danny Dromm, one of our earliest and strongest supporters, for the invitation. It will take place at the…

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Jason Plautz of the National Journal ft. QQS Members

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Jason Plautz of the National Journal ft. QQS Members

Here’s an excellent article by Jason Plautz of the National Journal. Our own QQS members were interviewed for it, along with our elected officials. This link will take you to an “unlocked” version of the article. After October 10th, though, you will not be able to read it via this link without a subscription. Jason…

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When The Fox Guards the Hen House

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When The Fox Guards the Hen House

Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Grace Meng have introduced into Congress the Quiet Communities Act. The proposed legislation would return funding to the EPA’s Office of Noise Abatement and Control. ONAC used to enforce environmental regulations that curbed aviation noise as a public health and safety measure. It was gutted by the…

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