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MCQSC's Letter to the Editor in the Washington Post

posted Jan 27, 2018, 10:09 AM by MoCo Quiet Skies   [ updated Jan 27, 2018, 10:11 AM ]
The Montgomery County Quiet Skies Coalition's Letter to the Editor was published in the Washington Post on January 26, 2018:

"The residents of Montgomery County also are negatively affected by the aircraft departure procedures at issue in the D.C. lawsuit. Our communities experience noise from more than 400 flights a day, including many late at night. We are newly burdened with both arrivals and departures, so there is no relief.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) is calling for legal action against the Federal Aviation Administration on behalf of communities near Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport and Montgomery County residents affected by altered flight procedures at Reagan National Airport.

Montgomery County is not asking the FAA to move the noise and pollution to other neighborhoods but instead has asked the FAA for varying flight procedures or to disperse the flight paths as a way to lessen the impact on any one neighborhood."

Here's a link to the Coalition's Letter to the Editor: How we got all this noise (Washington Post, January 26, 2018)

Also, here's a very informative news story about the airplane noise and pollution issues that are being faced by residents in Long Island, New York.  The commercial airplane noise and pollution issues impacting residents in Nassau County, Long Island are essentially the same as the issues impacting Montgomery County, MD residents as a result of the FAA's flight path changes.