Air traffic increasing over PA and NJ --does affect the whole region. I don't care what the FAA says. Vitali needing proof of future problems because of PHL 17-35 expansion is a mute point --more jets will mean more noise and pollution in the region. See comment from Vitali constituent:
"Go get'em Steve! Vitali is such a weak stick, I live in Havertown and the jet noise has grown considerably in the past year (hell, the low flying VFR Helicopters are even worse) Vitali needs to get his head out of the sand and start worrying more about PHL's 17-35 expansion and how it impacts my quality of life and spend less time on "Climate Issues" I will never vote for this "Good Government Wonk" again. He just doesn't get it! "
Add wording to your letters demanding the reduction of the weight limit on 17-35.
We will never beat them going tit for tat reviewing the environmental impact statements.
The air traffic is intense now and the best way to stop it --is by forcing federally imposed sanctions --weight limits on PHL 17-35.
We can do this regionally when all of our reps are on the same page.
That is what the Delaware noise group is supposed to do --make recommendations to Feds. in order to provide relief from
PHL air traffic.
They can build it --that does not mean we will let them land on it.
It's not really up to the FAA like they want you to believe.
The term is called "when the mob rules".
Every politician should be asked this question --asked first by Nate Cloud.
"How can a business take over the environment around a community in another state in order to maintain or increase profits, without adequate analysis of the community impact, including increased risk of death and/or reduction of quality of life due to various forms of pollution? I thought in America, businesses had to thoroughly examine these issues before taking action?"
President, Darley Civic Association
Stop the Noise -- The word Noise, on the other hand, is derived from the Latin word, noxia, meaning injury or hurt. It is defined by the National Institute of Public Health as being "Any sound - independent of loudness - that may produce an undesired physiological or psychological effect in an individual and that may interfere with the social ends of an individual or group." | Effects of Noise on Children's Learning and Health
-- Claire Matz
Editorial : No Change In Airnoise -- By FAA definition, we do not have a noise problem... Like other Federal agencies, the FAA is beyond control. Unless and until Mr Castle, Mr Carper, and Mr Biden get together enough support to withhold significant funds from the FAA, they will ignore us. | The Brandywine Community News, DE - April 7, 2003
Residents Ask FAA For More Information -- Gail Van Gilder, of Delaware Greenways, said the FAA already has their minds made up to approve the expansion. She said they need to answer questions from an air noise study conducted in December 2001.| The Brandywine Community News, DE - August 23, 2003
Cheap Air Fares Land In Philly - It's summer, it's humid and you have vacation days to spare. You're ready
for a getaway but, unfortunately, your wallet isn't. Out of luck? ...| The Delaware County Times, PA - Mar 8, 2004