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Maryland State Looking to Hire Outside Law Firm To Pursue Case Against FAA Over Airplane Noise

posted Oct 13, 2017, 12:53 PM by MoCo Quiet Skies   [ updated Oct 13, 2017, 12:56 PM ]
Excerpt from the Bethesda Magazine article, October 12, 2017

"Maryland’s Office of the Attorney General is searching for an outside law firm to sue the Federal Aviation Administration over increasing airplane noise in Montgomery County and other parts of the state.

The office is seeking a firm with expertise in aviation technology and flight patterns, Raquel Coombs, a spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office, said Thursday.

A month ago, Gov. Larry Hogan asked the state’s Attorney General Brian Frosh to sue the FAA after the agency instituted new flight patterns in 2014 that have consolidated planes over the state. In Montgomery County, residents in Bethesda and Potomac have complained for nearly two years about noise from departing and arriving flights at Reagan National Airport. Residents of affected neighborhoods have said the previous flight patterns dispersed planes across the area, lessening the noise from the planes."

For more information, please click here: State Looking to Hire Outside Law Firm To Pursue Case Against FAA Over Airplane Noise (Bethesda Magazine, October 12, 2017)

MCQSC is tremendously grateful to Governor Larry Hogan and Attorney General Brian Frosh regarding this promising development for MCQSC's mission.  
 
MCQSC also would like to thank all of the MCQSC volunteers, and our federal, state, and local elected government officials and all of their hardworking staff members who have been working tirelessly and continue to do so to help bring about change.

As the above news shows, every noise complaint you file continues to matter!  Please continue to file noise complaints and encourage your neighbors to also file complaints!

Regardless of what may be happening on the legal front, we need to continue to send to the FAA the clear message that the airplane noise & pollution continue to be daily, nonstop problems here in Montgomery County!