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Airport Noise

3 petitions

Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Jim Sullivan, Jeff Potter, Warren Slocum (Board of Supervisors, San Mateo County), Gretchen Kelly (Airport Manager), Michael Wentworth (Administrative Services & Airports, San Mateo County)

Surf Air, Inc.: Stop, or reroute, Surf Air flights that are using KSQL (San Carlos) Airport

There has been a substantial increase in noticeable noise from low flying aircraft that are now traversing over Redwood City, Atherton, Menlo Park, Palo Alto and other nearby neighborhoods.  The increased noise is mostly the result of new flights from a startup company called Surf Air that has initiated commercial operations into and out of San Carlos Airport (KSQL).   After receiving funding of $65 million, Surf Air has been expanding services and will have up to 21 scheduled arrivals into KSQL.  This is a substantial increase in service from the original 7 flights when Surf Air first began flying into KSQL.   That means the current approach corridor, as approved by the FAA, will see a significant increase in noisy flights over neighborhoods in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton and Redwood City.   This also means a substantial increase in departure noise for Redwood Shores, Redwood City, Atherton and Menlo Park. Many of the affected neighborhoods are located near the Middlefield Road corridor.  In addition, these aircraft fly over or near Encinal Elementary, Walter Hays Elementary and Menlo Atherton High School.   If you find the noise objectionable, OR if you are concerned about the negative impact on your property’s value, OR if you are concerned about potential accidents due to aircraft flying over our homes and schools, then please indicate your objection to Surf Air's flight path into San Carlos airport by signing this petition.   Thank you for your participation and please reach out to your neighbors to get them involved.

Stop The KSQL Aircraft Noise
1,175 supporters
Started 5 months ago

Petition to El Dorado International Airport, Aeropuerto Internacional El Dorado

Proteja las comunidades del daño generado por el Aeropuerto Internacional El Dorado --------- Protect Communities from Harm Caused by El Dorado International Airport

English version below - El ruido generado por el Aeropuerto Internacional El Dorado, Bogotá, Colombia perjudica a la salud y el bienestar de las comunidades aledañas. Un informe independiente, publicado 5 de junio de 2017, confirma que el aeropuerto ha violado las normas nacionales e internacionales diseñadas para prevenir este daño. Firme esta petición para pedir que los operadores del aeropuerto – Aerocivil, OPAIN y Codad – y sus inversionistas tomen pasos urgentemente para proteger la salud en estas comunidades. Instamos a los operadores del aeropuerto a que entablen diálogo con los representantes comunitarios para hablar de las potenciales soluciones. Instamos a los inversionistas del aeropuerto a que apoyen este diálogo y apoyen la apropiada evaluación y gestión del ruido aeroportuario. Instamos a las comunidades afectadas por este aeropuerto, residentes de Bogotá y sus aliados a que firmen esta petición, para presenten sus voces a estas demandas.  Si se está preguntando “¿cómo mal lo puede ser la contaminación acústica?” – tiene que mirar a los primeros cuarenta segundos de este video (integrado arriba). Como se puede ver, las comunidades no experimentan el ruido ‘típico’ que se puede esperar cerca a cualquier aeropuerto. El ruido generado por el aeropuerto es tan fuerte que cuando un avión sobrevuela, la gente tiene que hacer una pausa durante cualquier conversación (podría hablar, pero no puede oírla). Así mismo, si se logra conciliar el sueño, se despertó varias veces durante la noche. Aerocivil está obligado a insonorizar las viviendas y predios comunitarios, pero la insonorización es incompleta, inadecuada y sin ningún mantenimiento técnico. Muchas casas no tienen ninguna insonorización. Cientos de miles de personas están sufriendo. Un estudio de Aerocivil de 2014 reveló que durante una sola noche, más de 200 mil personas ubicadas dentro las inmediaciones del aeropuerto estuvieron expuestas a los niveles de ruido que sobrepasaron el límite nacional para las zonas residenciales.  Esto tiene un grave costo para esas comunidades. Las investigaciones han encontrado que existe una relación entre el ruido generado por el aeropuerto y los daños a la salud de los residentes vecinos. Los niños son particularmente vulnerables, sufrimiento de una prevalencia elevada de pérdida de audición y atraso en el desarrollo. "La niña [Gabriela] a los cinco años no hablaba, se encontró que tenía pérdida auditiva por uno de los oídos del 40% y por el otro de un 20%, esto le generó problemas en el desarrollo del habla, afectación en su parte psicomotriz y atraso en el desarrollo escolar," explicó Julio Ramón Acosta Téllez. Su hija, Gabriela, nací en uno de los barrios más afectados por la operación del aeropuerto. La indiferencia de los operadores del aeropuerto al sufrimiento de las comunidades se tiene que parar. ¡Por favor, firme y comparta esta petición para pedir que los operadores del aeropuerto y sus inversionistas tomen pasos urgentemente para proteger la salud comunitaria! Se puede cambiar el idioma de la forma en la esquina inferior de esta página. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Protect Communities from Harm Caused by El Dorado International Airport The noise generated by El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, Colombia is harming the health and well-being of neighboring communities. An independent report, released on 5 June 2017, confirms that the airport has violated national and international standards designed to prevent that harm.  Sign this petition to demand that the airport operators – Aerocivil, OPAIN and Codad – and their investors urgently take steps to protect community health. We call on airport operators to engage with community representatives to discuss potential solutions. We call on the investors in the project to support this conversation and to demand proper noise impact evaluation and mitigation. And we call on affected communities, Bogotá residents and their supporters to sign this petition, to lend your voice to these demands. If you’re wondering “noise pollution, how bad can that be?” – you need to watch the first 40-seconds of this video (embedded above).  As you can see, communities living adjacent to El Dorado Airport are not experiencing the ‘standard noise’ you expect near any airport. The noise generated by the airport is so loud that when a plane flies overhead, people have to pause any conversation (they could keep talking, but you wouldn’t hear them). If they can sleep, they wake many times a night. Aerocivil is required to install insulation in homes and community buildings, however that insulation is incomplete, inadequate and poorly maintained. Many homes have no insulation at all. Hundreds of thousands of people are suffering. A 2014 study by Aerocivil revealed that, on a single night, more than 200,000 people within the vicinity of the airport were exposed to noise levels higher than the national noise limit for residential areas. This comes at a huge cost to communities. Studies have found that there is a relationship between the noise generated by the airport and harm to the health of nearby residents. Children are particularly vulnerable, suffering from elevated rates of hearing damage and developmental delay. “When [Gabriela] was five years old and didn’t talk, it was found that she had 40% hearing loss in one of her ears and 20% in the other. This has caused problems in the development of her speech, affected her cognitive function and delayed her academic development," explained Julio Ramón Acosta Téllez. His daughter, Gabriela, was born within the zone worst-affected by the operation of the airport. The airport operators’ indifference to human suffering must stop. Please sign and share this petition to urge the airport operators and their investors urgently take steps to protect community health! You can change the language of the form in the bottom corner of this page.

Accountability Counsel
108 supporters
Started 1 year ago

Petition to Michael Huerta, Eduardo Angeles, Edward Carey, Wayne Pennell, Paul Shank, John Sarbanes, Ben Cardin, Michael Malone, Tony McConkey, Sid Saab, Larry Hogan, Edward Reilly, Peter Smith, Michael Peroutka

A Quieter BWI

The citizens, schools and local businesses surrounding the Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) airport have noticed a significant increase in aircraft noise, resulting from lower flight paths, higher flight frequency and shorter plane intervals over the past two years.  So much so that it disrupts the quality of life such as negatively impacting sleep, outdoor activities, and the very peace and tranquility of the surrounding communities.  Based on a similar observations across other localities it appears that the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) implementation of a computerized air traffic control system known as NextGEN is a major contributor to the issues noted above.  This system was designed to cut down on flight times, reduce fuel consumption, reduce emission and pollution and deliver savings to the airline industry.  But the system was implemented haphazardly, without proper study and public comment.     This system was implemented at BWI in November 2014. Since its implementation at BWI, noise complaints have jumped by 121 percent from 835 noise complaints in 2014 to 1,849 noise complaints in 2015.  In addition to BWI, increased noise complaints resulting from implementing NextGEN technology have been reported near airports in Boston, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Phoenix, and New York. According to public records, this system was implemented without proper environmental review and without the coordination and comment of affected communities.  We fully support BWI airport, private and commercial airlines and especially every effort to reduce pollution and increase efficiency in transportation, however, not to the detriment of our quality of life.   Although a national problem, the citizens of communities surrounding BWI airport are petitioning local government representatives, the Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA) and the FAA to: ->  Temporarily return the approach and departure flight paths to pre-NextGEN altitudes and timings until the following have been completed: a.  Perform a proper environmental impact assessment of the NextGEN Metroplex system, b.  Work with community representatives to develop a mutually agreeable plan to manage noise, pollution and predicted air traffic growth, and c.  Allow for public comment and response. Thank you for your support in affecting this change for our communities and our children.   For more information, please visit the following sites: http://nextgennoise.org/

Greater Severna Park Noise Committee
484 supporters