After Repeated Calls From Kittleman, Hogan, & others, State AG to Sue FAA NextGen

Fighting FAA NextGen – small steps, continuous pressure is the key to victory.

If you’re reading this in Howard County, chances are you are also trying to ignore the distracting sound of an airplane overhead on it’s approach to BWI. In a minute or two, there will be another…and another…and another.

It’s been like that since 2014. So, its no secret Howard County residents are pressing their elected leaders to do something – anything – about the intrusion of non-stop airplane noise coming from flights arriving and leaving Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

That’s when County Executive Allan Kittleman got involved..and he hasn’t stopped since.

Baltimore Sun – Sept. 21, 2017

A little background:

Several years ago, the Obama Administration directed Federal agencies to update their operations as a means of increasing efficiency and reducing waste. One of the top targets was reductions in fuel consumption, and as a result, agencies such as the FAA took steps accordingly.

In the FAA’s case, implementation of its 2014 NEXTGEN initiative represented a modernization of flight operations at airports all over the United States.

But for residents living near BWI, including many families in Columbia, Elkridge, Hanover, and Ellicott City, the FAA’s modernization efforts meant

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