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Thursday, April 24, 2014
FAA disregards JFK’s neighbors
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The FAA is fully aware of the safety concerns of utilizing the 22s. It plans to extend runway 22R. How many millions will be spent on this extension? And the extended runway will still be shorter than the 13/31 runways. Taxpayers and politicians should be outraged by this wasteful spending and should question whether this “efficiency” scheme of the FAA and Port Authority is realistic, safe or even necessary.

The FAA plan to extend runway 22R is so worrisome that many local residents are demanding a comprehensive environmental study. They also fear the FAA plan to cut down several hundred mature trees that will dramatically alter a local park to accommodate dangerously lower flight paths for arrivals approaching JFK’s runway 22L. Simply said, there is something fundamentally wrong with this picture.

If you are concerned with the FAA’s dubious policy and plans, please call your congressional and local representatives. If plane noise and pollution affects your daily life, please contact the Port Authority at (800) 225-1071 or visit www.panynj.gov/contact/contact-us-html and register your complaint or concerns.

Dr. John H. Humins
Valley Stream
Member, the Nassau Coalition for Quieter Skies

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