Airplane noise

May 28, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Residents ‘Blindsided’ By Re-Routed Planes

A citizens group trying to reroute airliners taking off and landing at Reagan National Airport say they were “blindsided” by an Federal Aviation Administration decision to fast track changes to flight paths. The group, the Quiet Skies Coalition, said they expected to be able to provide income or comment. “The upshot of this covert move […]

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January 23, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Maryland Claims FAA Violated Federal Laws in Rerouting Jets

Maryland has argued the Federal Aviation Administration violated federal laws when it changed flight paths in 2015 for arriving aircraft at Reagan National Airport. The FAA failed to take into account requirements in the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act and a section of the Department of Transportation Act when the agency […]

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October 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Senators Support Legal Action Against FAA on Flight Noise

U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen on Thursday expressed their support for Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh to pursue legal action against the Federal Aviation Administration over airplane noise near large airports. Residents have complained about the excessive noise from Baltimore-Washington Thurgood International Airport in Hanover and Reagan National Airport in Washington. In […]

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July 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Berliner Meets with Reporters, July 10, 2017 (VIDEO)

Council President Roger Berliner talked about Montgomery County’s opposition to a “second crossing” across the Potomac River, a legal memorandum on whether the county can bring suit against the Federal Aviation Administration over airplane noise from Reagan National Airport, problems with the county’s Department of Liquor Control, opioids and other topics.

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June 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner: County to Take Step Toward Suing FAA over Airplane Noise

Council President Roger Berliner said Monday the county would take the first steps toward taking the Federal Aviation Administration to court over airplane noise from jets taking off and landing at Reagan National Airport. That step involves a legal memorandum from Dentons Law Firm, which will be funded by a $7,500 supplemental budget request from County […]

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June 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Raskin Discusses Infrastructure Plan at Committee for Montgomery (VIDEO)

Rep. Jamie Raskin addressed the Community for Montgomery on Monday morning, hitting a number of topics about the changes in the federal government since he took office in January. We asked Raskin about President Trump’s infrastructure plan. Trump has announced that his infrastructure plan would include privatizing the nation’s air traffic control system, which some […]

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October 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council President Nancy Floreen Touts New Bill to Create Property Tax Credit for Seniors at News Briefing (VIDEO)

At her weekly briefing today, Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen announced that she’s introducing a bill at this week’s County Council meeting that would create a new property tax credit for residents who are 65-years-old and who have lived in the same dwelling for at least 40 years. Retired members of the U.S. armed […]

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October 6, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery County Council Vice President Releases Statement on Excessive Airplane Noise from Reagan National Airport Flights

With the recent increase in complaints related to aircraft noise from planes departing from and arriving to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Montgomery County Council Vice President Roger Berliner says he is working to address this issue at a recent T and E Committee worksession, according to a statement released on Wednesday. “The purpose of […]

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