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State of Maryland Files Petitions Regarding Flight Paths at Reagan National and BWI Thurgood Marshall Airports

posted Jun 26, 2018, 2:05 PM by MoCo Quiet Skies   [ updated Jul 18, 2018, 12:43 PM ]

Excerpt of the June 26, 2018 Press Release:  

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State of Maryland Files Petitions Regarding Flight Paths at Reagan National

and BWI Thurgood Marshall Airports

 

BALTIMORE, MD (June 26, 2018) – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today announced the State of Maryland has filed two petitions regarding flight paths at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).  The first action is a petition for review in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) implementation changes to the approach flight path for Runway 19 at DCA.  The second is an administrative petition, filed with the FAA, that requests a supplemental environmental assessment as well as revisions to area navigation routes and procedures for BWI.  Attorney General Frosh noted that the FAA failed to conduct the necessary environmental reviews prior to implementing the new flight paths. 

 

“The FAA must follow required procedures before implementing changes to flight paths that impact thousands of Maryland residents,” said Attorney General Frosh.  “Thousands of Marylanders have had their lives disrupted since the new flight paths were implemented without the appropriate level of environmental review, public input, and transparency.”  [...]

Please click here to view a copy of the entire Press Release: http://www.marylandattorneygeneral.gov/press/2018/062618.pdf