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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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Will The U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Upholding “Obamacare” Affect Aviation and Airport Law?

Chief Justice Roberts in writing the opinion in National Federation of Independent Businesses v. Sebelius (Sebelius) upholding the Affordable Care Act, struck down the government’s argument that the health care law’s individual mandate does not violate the Commerce Clause.  Since … Continue reading

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FAA Issues Study Praising Impact of General Aviation Airports, But Leaves Out Whether They Serve the Public’s Interest

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released a study called General Aviation Airports: A National Asset, an 18-month study meant “to capture the many diverse functions of general aviation (GA) airports.”  The study claims to “highlight[] the pivotal role GA airports … Continue reading

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Aviation and Airport Development News, October 11, 2010, vol. 2, no. 16

Taber Law Group Aviation and Airport Development News, October 11, 2010, vol. 2, no. 16 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 … Continue reading

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GAO Issues Glowing Report on Airports and the Environment

On September 21, 2010, the Government Accountability Office issued its report entitled “Aviation and the Environment: Systematically Addressing Environmental Impacts and Community Concerns Can Help Airports Reduce Project Delays.” This is a topic that is not unfamiliar to readers of … Continue reading

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DOT’s 3-Hour Limit on Tarmac Delay Holds – Does It Help or Will Just Make Things Worse?

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced on Monday, December 21, 2009, that DOT was was issuing its Final Rule “enhancing airline passenger protections” by, among other things, limiting airlines to three hours waiting on the tarmac before requiring that the … Continue reading

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Considering Closing an Airport? Be Careful! The FAA Has Set Many Pitfalls to Trap You.

Your local airport is becoming a drain on the local economy. Sure, it provides a few jobs, adds a certain cachet to the area and provides a hobby for the few people who can afford to purchase and maintain aircraft. But the … Continue reading

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Why the Airports and the Aviation Industry Need to Be Concerned About Climate Change: Part One, Facts about Aviation and Climate Change

In the grand scheme of things, aviation may not represent a huge source of concern with respect to climate change. But neither should the aviation industry (airports included) ignore the fact that aviation does contribute to climate change not only through … Continue reading

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EPA Proposes Airport Deicing Effluent Guidelines

EPA Administrator signed a Notice on August 17, 2009, proposing Airport Deicing Effluent Guidelines. In that Notice, EPA is proposing “technology-based effluent standards for discharges from airport deicing operations.” Effluent guidelines and new source performance standards are technology-based regulations that … Continue reading

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FAA Issues Notice of Order to Show Cause Regarding Extension of Limitation of Arrivals at JFK and Newark Airports

The FAA, on June 5, 2009, issued two Notices of Order to Show Cause requesting “the views of interested persons on the FAA’s tentative determination to extend through October 30, 2010, the January 15, 2008, order limiting the number of … Continue reading

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