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"New Flight Plan Sparks Lawsuit"

September 14, 2007

A new flight plan that has been proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration is the cause of public backlash and a major lawsuit.

The plan would have more planes flying from Philadelphia International Airport over residential parts of Delaware and Gloucester Counties.

Residents and Political Leaders Angered

The airspace redesign plan immediately angered political leaders and east coast residents when the Federal Aviation Administration made their announcement.

“I think this is a colossal mistake,” stated U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak.

A plan is in the works to file the suit papers by next week to block the FAA's plan.

According to Andrew Reilly, chairman of the Delaware County Council, the plan violates federal environmental laws.

What Will the Airspace Redesign Plan Do?

The proposed redesign plan will reportedly change the ways in which planes take off and land at the Philadelphia airport and four New York airports.

However, many people believe that not only will this increase the amount of air noise heard by residents in the surrounding areas of these airports, but it will also have a negative effect on air pollution.

If the plan goes into affect, air traffic controllers will be immediately notified and the new flight paths will start being used within the next 30-60 days, say FAA officials.

However, senators like Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez are supporting the suit and vow to continue to oppose the plan.

“There is no cost analysis at all,” says Sestak, “they haven't put one cent into studying what the noise impact would be.”

(Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer)

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