Category Archives: Environmental

Aviation Industry Pressure Succeeds: EU to Consider Suspending Airline Emissions Charge

On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, EU officials seemed to have bowed to the pressure exerted by China, India and the United States regarding the European Trading System (ETS) which would require airlines that fly to and from Europe to purchase … Continue reading

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Third Circuit Ruling in Tinicum Township v. DOT Reveals Futility of Relying Solely on NEPA as a Method of Attacking Airport Expansion

  On July 6, 2012, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit denied Tinicum Township, Pennsylvania’s Petition for Review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval of the expansion of Philadelphia International Airport. The western edge of PHL is … Continue reading

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Landfills and Transfer Stations Often Sited Near Airports, Contrary to FAA Guidance

In recent months, the City of New York’s ill-advised construction of a waste transfer station 2,000 feet from the end of one of the busiest runways in the world (Runway 31 at LaGuardia Airport) has received much attention.  However, the … Continue reading

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Airports And FAA Still Ignore Surrounding Communities’ Concern About Exposure to Hazardous Air Pollutants

The Air Quality Study at and around Los Angeles International Airport recently began its final phase.  Since the LAX Air Quality Study began back in 1999, there has been growing concern about the role of air toxics or hazardous air … Continue reading

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Aviation and Airport Development News, October 4, 2010, vol. 2, no. 15

The following is a summary review of articles from all over the nation concerning aviation and airport development law news during the past week.  These were all first posted, in abbreviated form, on http://twitter.com/smtaber.  This Newsletter also appears as a … Continue reading

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Aviation and Airport Development Newsletter, August 2, 2010, vol. 2, no. 8

Vol. 2, No. 8, August 2, 2010 The following is a summary review of articles from all over the nation concerning aviation and airport development law news during the past week.  These were all first posted, in abbreviated form, on … Continue reading

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Aviation and Airport Law Newsletter, July 19, 2010, vol. 2, no. 6

The following is a summary review of articles from all over the nation concerning aviation and airport development law news during the past week.  These were all first posted, in abbreviated form, on http://twitter.com/smtaber.  This Newsletter also appears as a … Continue reading

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