PHL-CAW
11/02/2004
  Campaign Extra! -- Flight Path Communities for Truth!! --
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Businesses that create conditions that negatively affect segments of the citizens of this country must stop from continuing these practices. If they will not stop, or modify practices, then I request, once again, that our government representatives take whatever steps that are necessary to protect it's citizens by applying lawful means at it's disposal, including the force of the law as necessary, to alleviate the negative conditions.

It is clear that conditions in our communities are deteriorating as a direct result of the air transport system's decisions that are driven by profits - profits derived from reducing schedule delays; and minimizing costs. Certain and large segments of the population are discriminated against because they are subject to extreme adverse conditions. Specifically, by creating extended, single line, low altitude landing pathways: air pollution is concentrated along these pathways; high noise conditions are concentrated along these pathways; accident risk to those in proximity of these pathways is increased. The consequences of these adverse conditions is that there is higher potential for negative physical and psychological injury to citizens subject to these conditions through no fault of their own. In addition, the financial well being of citizens subject to these conditions can be reduced because property values
may be reduced.

Nate Cloud, Director - Darley Civic Association and past president

Ps;

The historic precedent for inaction is that #'s of flights (operations)have been relatively low (compared to today), and the public has been generally apathetic because of a sense of no immediate danger. long term affects on morbidity and mortality of noise stress and air pollution have been unknown, and difficult to relate to specific causes, until collective evidence becomes overwhelming as in the asbestos, and tobacco use cases.

Current insatiable demands for more profits and elimination of even the smallest degree lost transport/travel time have caused the air travel/transport industry to establish straight line low altitude pathways in the sky, that reach out for many miles over the communities of unsuspecting citizens, and pack as many aircraft along these pathways as possible - perhaps even to the point of unsafe practice. this practice in my opinion is in effect like a government agency ripping a ground highway through a community with out due process.

Furthermore it is apparent that safe alternatives exist but these have not been implemented, presumably becuase of higher cost (lower profits) to the air travel/transport industry. The unfair trade-off is obvious and should be illegal.

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