PHL-CAW
12/20/2006
  Holiday Gift Idea
Cedarhurst AlleyDenny's book is a very fast and enjoyable read that demonstrates the power of what people can do when they work together. Cedarhurst Alley is an excellent gift idea for your "favorite" airport aviation director or you might want to consider sending a copy to your elected officials.

Be sure to remind them that the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the NY/NJ/PHL Airspace Redesign is going to be published by the FAA early in the first quarter of 2007.

In your letter you also should include that people (hint people are voters) are very upset with the current "piecemeal" FAA environmental permitting process being used at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and at other airports across the U.S.

Then suggest that it may be time for Congress to hold hearings on the the current environmental streamlining provisions before they reauthorize FAA for another four years in 2007.

The last time I checked the sky was created for everyone's pleasure and enjoyment.


Stephen Donato
www.phl-caw.org

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Airlines Feel Pressure As Pollution Fight Takes Off
Aviation Industry May Face Emissions Caps and Taxes; Push to Recycle Tons of Trash
By DANIEL MICHAELS and SUSAN CAREY
wsj.com December 12, 2006; Page A6

The U.S. airline industry -- airports and air carriers -- discards enough aluminum cans each year -- 4,250 tons in 2004 -- to build 58 Boeing 747 jumbo jets. The industry also discarded 9,000 tons of plastic and enough newspapers and magazines to fill a football field to a depth of 230 feet. "There is a growing concern among state and local officials that this industry hasn't been sufficiently regulated, despite a significant increase in the industry's emissions," said S. William Becker, executive director of the National Association of Clean Air Agencies in Washington, the group suing the EPA. [Editor's Note: The National Association of Clean Air Agencies (formerly STAPPA and ALAPCO) is suing the EPA for failing to regulate aviation emissions under the Clean Air Act.]


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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

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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

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