Posts Tagged “faa”

December Newsletter

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December Newsletter

Dear neighbors: Usually, the end of the year is a quiet time (although not, unfortunately, in our skies).  This month, though, there’s a lot happening.  I am going to start with two announcements this evening and a little news  I may have more to share later in the month.   ——————————————————————————————————————————   AIRNOISE IS HERE…

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October Newsletter

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October Newsletter

Dear Neighbors: There’s been some news in the past few weeks that I want to share with you.   THE CITY OF PHOENIX WINS ITS LAWSUIT AGAINST THE FAA   At the end of August, the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit issued its decision in the City of Phoenix’s petition asking the FAA…

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August Newsletter

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August Newsletter

 Dear Neighbors —   This has been a bad summer for aviation noise.   It has often felt as though we were back in 2012, with no relief in sight.  I have had complaints from QQS members in Woodside, Sunnyside, Maspeth, MIddle Village, Rego Park, Forest HIlls, Richmond Hill, all of northeast Queens, even Port Washington…

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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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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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Increases in LGA Departures Over Northeast Queens, Jackson Heights, & Woodside

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Increases in LGA Departures Over Northeast Queens, Jackson Heights, & Woodside

This report will be the first in a series of releases that help to accomplish our stated goals. Through the expanded use of the Freedom of Information Act requests, QQS has acquired long desired data on NextGen flight routes like the TNNIS Climb as well as a wealth of data on both airports. Further, the…

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