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News Article - June 19, 2008

PA., NJ CONGRESSMEN FIGHT NEW PHILLY FLIGHT PATHS  
  PHILADELPHIA - Congressmen from Pennsylvania and New Jersey say there's an additional hurdle in the way of new flight paths for planes leaving Philadelphia International Airport. The new routes the Federal Aviation Administration has allowed flights to use when planes are backed up waiting for takeoff send jetliners over Delaware County in Pennsylvania and Gloucester County in New Jersey to reduce air traffic congestion.

   U.S. Reps. Joe Sestak of Pennsylvania and Robert Andrews of New Jersey say the routes don't comply with a noise mitigation program the city agreed to in 2003. They say the city-owned airport must study how noise patterns will change before planes can use new flight paths. And they say they'll consider legal action. Representatives of the airport and the Philadelphia mayor's office declined to comment.

Source - Philadelphia Inquirer



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