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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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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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Why Are Some Cities More Equal Than Other Cities?

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Why Are Some Cities More Equal Than Other Cities?

Here’s a question we could ask FAA Commissioner Michael Huerta: why are some cities more equal than other cities? As you can see in this newspaper article, the city of Charlotte gets kid-glove treatment when it comes to aircraft noise from NextGen procedures. What are we, chopped liver? Read about FAA’s solution to airplane noise…

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