Stop the FAA from Moving Flights Over East Bay Communities

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Stop the FAA from Moving Flights Over East Bay Communities

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East Bay Clean and Quiet Skies started this petition to Federal Aviation Administration and
  • This fall the FAA plans to move a major Oakland Airport arrival path over the hearts of Richmond, El Cerrito, Albany, and the Berkeley Flats.
  • Planes that were at one point dispersed over more than a 6-mile wide area will now funnel into an area around just half a mile wide.
  • By the FAA's own admission, well more than twice as many people will be affected by airplane noise and pollution under this new change.
  • Dozens of extremely loud, toxic waste emitting, low-altitude planes will be flying in this narrow path directly over our homes every day...and night.
  • The FAA has failed to conduct the required noise tests, environmental impact and social equity studies, public outreach steps, and it has rejected alternative flight path proposals.
  • The FAA has failed to consider that Richmond is 80% minority, and bears an excessive burden of toxic waste and spills from Chevron oil refinery, active harbors, coal trains, and major freeway and commuter corridors.
  • We shouldn’t be forced to accept the negative impact that this FAA decision will have on our health, our children's health, and our quality of life.

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