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December 1996

Noise Pollution is a Hazard for Home Owners. Redbook Magazine reports that as America's suburbs expand, so do the number of problems for homeowners. In this article, Art Levine tells "why more and more home owners are stuck in houses they can't sell—and how not to be one of them." Levine's article deals with a host of homeowner problems from environmental dangers to unforeseen development that results in noise problems. Highlighted in the extensive article is one family's problems with airport noise in Denver, Colorado, as well as two cases of homeowners in New Jersey and in Texas who are faced with noise from new highways.

December 4, 1996

Los Angeles Leaf Blower Ban. The Los Angeles Times reports that using a gas-fueled leafblower within 500 feet of someone's residence will now draw a $1,000 fine in Los Angeles. A rule passed July 1997 says that the penalty will apply both to users of the blowers and the person they are performing the work for. Electric blowers, and gas blowers that are quieter than 45 decibels will be allowed, although the quietest blower around still makes 65 decibels of noise.

December 11, 1996

Proposed El Toro Airport Splits Orange County, California. The Los Angeles Times reports that at a recent Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting, the two main sides of the argument over whether to build an airport at El Toro Marines Base argued bitterly. The two sides are businesses who want the new airport to increase economic opportunities, and residents who oppose the noise.

December 14, 1996

California Senators Criticize Makeup of Airport Committee. The Los Angeles Times reports that state and federal officials are concerned that noise issues surrounding expansion plans for Van Nuys Airport are not being properly addressed due to the glaring exclusion of state lawmakers from a noise committee.

Potential Noise of a Proposed California Airport Already Affecting Local Residents. The Los Angeles Times reports that residents near the proposed international airport at the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station -- which could be built beginning in two years -- are upset and frustrated with the potential project, they don't think there's much that can be done.

December 22, 1996

California Residents Cope With Airport Noise. While residents of Orange County, California debate the pros and cons of a proposed commercial and cargo airport at El Toro Marine Corps Base, the Los Angeles Times reports the communities surrounding John Wayne Airport having been living with an airport and its impact for years.

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