Take the FAA to court
Sep 27, 2012 | 6810 views | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

In view of the arrogance and duplicity of the Federal Aviation Administration with regard to the trial run of the new RNAV navigational system at LaGuardia Airport, which has environmentally impacted Briarwood and other Queens communities, I recommend plaintiffs who were medically and/or psychologically impacted file a class-action lawsuit.

There exists substantial scientific evidence, as reviewed in “Noise: A Health Problem (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Noise Abatement and Control, August 1978), that loud noise in general, and aircraft noise in particular, can "produce serious physical and psychological stress, [be] a complicating factor in heart problems and other disease, aggravate existing emotional disorders, and links between noise and birth defects have been noted."

Despite the fact that the FAA stated that would take in public comment, solely in an advisory capacity, before making the new route permanent, I suggest anyone who believes their medical and/or psychological condition has been adversely affected by this FAA Blitzkrieg seek medical consultation and legal advice to proceed to court.

We must not wait for some sham public hearing, because tempus fugit (time flies)!


Joseph N. Manago


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