Chronological Index for February 1999

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February 3, 1999

Third Noise Study Rejects Noise Barriers for NJ Town. The Courier-Journal reports a third noise study of the Westport Road area where a Watterson Expressway interchange is planned in St. Matthews, Kentucky, has again concluded that concrete noise barriers are not warranted - despite residents' pleas.

February 4, 1999

NJ Lawmaker Takes New Approach to Reduce Jet Noise at Teterboro Airport. The Record reports a New Jersey lawmaker has introduced a bill to reduce jet noise at the Teterboro Airport.

Rep. Hyde Needs House Speaker to Defeat Expansion at O'Hare. The Chicago Daily Herald reports two of Illinois' most powerful congressmen may be about to clash over expansion at O'Hare International Airport.

February 5, 1999

Florida Residents Bothered by Noise from Orlando Sanford Airport Even Though Levels Below FAA Limit. The Orlando Sentinel Tribune Seminole reports jets flying over neighborhoods on their way to and from Orlando Sanford Airport are noisy, but according to recent tests and federal standards, they're not a noise problem.

February 6, 1999

Council Members Want to Rid Van Nuys Airport of Noisy Stage 2 Jets. The Daily News of Los Angeles reports city council members from California's San Fernando Valley are dissatisfied with a recent economic-impact survey, and on Friday called for a plan to phase out noisy aircraft at Van Nuys Airport in California.

Los Angeles Council Members Tired of Studies, Want Limits Now at Van Nuys Airport for Noisy Jets. The Los Angeles Times reports two Los Angeles City Council members called Friday for an immediate limit on the number of older, noisier jets based at California's Van Nuys Airport.

The Politics of Noise vs. Economics at O'Hare International Airport; Editorial Praises Mayor Daley's Expansion Plan. The Chicago Tribune published an editorial praising Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's expansion plans for O'Hare International Airport.

Two New Terminals Proposed at O'Hare Airport Bring Noise Questions. The Chicago Tribune reports the chairman of the O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission on Friday asked for an analysis of how plans for two new terminals at O'Hare International Airport will affect noise in surrounding communities.

February 7, 1999

Letters from California Residents about Van Nuys Airport and Expansion. The Los Angeles Times published letters from California residents speak out about the expansion at Van Nuys Airport. The first letter is from Karl Gottesfeld of Encino who opposes expansion:

Texas Town to Test Alternative to Blaring Train Whistles. The Dallas Morning News reports the city of Richardson, Texas, will test an alternative to train whistles which frequently disturb residents at night..

Environmentalists Want Snowmobiles Out of U.S. National Parks. The New York Times reports a coalition of environmental groups in the United States wants to ban snowmobiles from the 28 National Parks that allow them. Noise, air pollution and safety are environmentalists' chief concerns.

State's Attorney's Office Joins School in Suit Against Chicago for Funds to Muffle Noise from O'Hare Airport. The Chicago Daily Herald reports the DuPage County state's attorney's office has stepped into the legal battle between the city of Chicago and a private school system which sued for funds to soundproof the schools against noise from O'Hare International Airport.

February 8, 1999

NY Community Groups Oppose Unlimited Flights at Airports; Say Current Noise Pollution a Health Threat. Newsday reports, civic leaders and politicians from Queens, New York are protesting the Clinton administration's plan to end limits on the number of daily flights at LaGuardia and Kennedy Airports, saying the measure will only bring more noise, pollution and congestion.

Editiorial: Japan Government Should Adhere to Current Noise Standards. Asahi News Service published an editorial by Asahi Shimbun that says with traffic noise pollution in Japan shows no signs of abating, the government should not ease noise standards.

Missouri Residents Want Noise Relief from Traffic but Disagree on Sound Wall. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports residents disagree about a sound wall the Missouri Department of Transportation is building between the highway and their neighborhood.

February 9, 1999

Residents Question Noise Reduction Plan at Anchorage Airport in the Face of Continued Growth. The Anchorage Daily News reports communities near the Anchorage International Airport say they're pleased that airport officials are addressing noise; nevertheless, some residents are skeptical the proposed measures will help.

Chicago Residents to Fight Washington Plan to Abolish High Density Rule at O'Hare Airport. The Chicago Tribune reports federal transportation officials called Monday for lifting the cap on hourly flights at O'Hare International Airport, a limit that nearby suburbs see as one of their strongest defenses against more jet noise.

Virginia Senate Approves Bill Giving Counties Power to Control Noise. The Associated Press reports the Virginia Senate approved a proposal to give county commissioners in their state the power to control excessive noise.

Florida Residents Bemoan Highway Noise and DOT's Refusal to Build Sound Wall. The Orlando Sentinel Tribune reports noise and the loss of trees and property are the primary concerns of residents from Longwood, Florida, who live along busy Interstate 4.

Noise, the Not-So-Silent Danger, Causes Irreversible Hearing Loss for Millions in U.S.. The Orlando Sentinel Tribune reports before Americans turn up the volume, they may want to consider how excessive sound can damage hearing.

Arlington Hts. Trustees Request Residents' Noise Complaints about O'Hare Airport. The Chicago Tribune reports village trustees in Arlington Heights, Illinois, asked residents to voice their concerns over aircraft noise and pressure state legislators about quality-of-life issues.

February 10, 1999

EU Hush Kit Ban Means Revenue Loss for US Aircraft Industry. Agence Presse reports a senior US trade official Tuesday forewarned that a European Union anti- noise directive, which could be approved Wednesday, could threaten one billion dollars' worth of US aircraft and aircraft engine orders.

Mississippi House Approves Noise Pollution Immunity for Shooting Range. The Commercial Appeal reports Mississippi state government endorsed civil immunity from noise pollution for a proposed firing range.

English Residents Say Helicopter Noise Disturbing Their Lives. The Western Daily Press reports complaints from villagers in the English countryside about helicopter noise from a nearby air base has prompted a meeting with local officials to address their concerns.

Environmentalism or Protectionism? The EU and the US Spar about New Aircraft Standards. AP Worldstream reports the European Parliament, against the wishes of the United States, on Wednesday approved a European Union proposal for new standards aimed at reducing aircraft noise and pollution.

February 11, 1999

US Rep. Appeals for More Aid for Airport Noise Victims in Tennessee. The Commercial Appeal reports Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-Tenn.) said Wednesday he hopes to re-open the issue of how much to pay noise-suffering residents near Memphis International Airport by increasing federal aid for noise mitigation.

US Senate Will Regulate Air Tour Noise in National Parks. The Chicago Tribune reports the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation today approved steps to address noise generated by airplane and helicopter tours over national parks.

EU Refuses to Delay Hush-Kitted Aircraft Restrictions Despite U.S. Plea. The Financial Times reports the European Union's transport commissioner yesterday rejected US attempts to delay EU legislation that would restrict the use of older, noisier aircraft in EU airspace.

Chair of House Aviation Panel Will Visit Calif. to Discuss Burbank Airport Noise and Expansion Controversy. The Los Angeles Times reports Calif. Rep. James Rogan announced Wednesday he and the chairman of the congressional aviation subcommittee will meet with local officials in April to discuss the city of Burbank's long-running dispute with Burbank Airport.

In Wake of Noise Complaints, San Diego Council Asks Marines to Alter Helicopter Flight Patterns. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the San Diego City Council will ask the Miramar Naval Air Station to modify its helicopter flight patterns after a number of residents voiced noise complaints.

Sound Specialist Tells Calif. Residents Noise from Sound and Gravel Company Can be Mitigated. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports residents of Serra Mesa, California, learned from an acoustical engineer that noise from a nearby sand and gravel pit can be muffled at the source to allow them to sleep at night.

February 12, 1999

NH Legislature vs. Local Control in Speedway Noise and Traffic Fray. The Associated Press State & Local Wire reports the New Hampshire Legislature's decision to enter the traffic and noise dispute between the town of Canterbury and a major speedway raises questions about municipal control.

Mass. Moves Forward with Logan Runway Project Despite Objections from South Shore Residents. The Patriot Ledger reports the new runway project at Boston's Logan Airport is being touted by the state as an economic boon while residents of at least one South Shore town predict increased noise pollution will be their lot.

Senators Approve Bill to Eliminate High Density Rule at Chicago's O'Hare Airport; Citizens Fear More Noise. The Chicago Tribune reports a US Senate committee on Thursday approved legislation that would increase the number of flights at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

Residents in Boca Raton, Florida, Object to Industrial-Like Sound Walls. The Palm Beach Post reports residents along Florida's State Road 7 object to the aesthetics of federally mandated sound walls that will soon enclose their communities.

New Runway at Boston's Logan Airport Pits Residents Against Business Leaders. The Boston Globe reports a proposed new runway at Boston's Logan Airport divides many business leaders from numerous residents who live in the city and its suburbs.

Singapore Turns Noise, Air, and Land Pollution Rules into Law. The Business Times (Singapore) reports the Singapore Parliament yesterday passed a new bill which gives the Ministry of the Environment (ENV) power to enforce many existing noise, air and ground pollution controls.

Snowmobile Debate in US Parks Goes National with Petition from Green Groups. USA Today reports a coalition of environmental groups in the United Sates is calling for the ban of recreational snowmobiles in national parks, setting off a contentious debate covering issues from noise and pollution to local economies and civil rights.

Local Washington Citizens' Groups Will Fight Increased Flights at Reagan Airport. The Washington Times reports the US Senate commerce committee approved a bill yesterday that would add 48 takeoff and landing slots at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, double the number in last year's defeated bill.

February 13, 1999

Editorial: Despite Political "Mumbo-Jumbo," New Logan Runway Means More Noise for "Working Stiffs". The Boston Globe published an editorial contending that a new runway at Boston's Logan Airport is a done political deal, but only a quick fix. Meanwhile citizens who suffer from airport noise will only suffer more.

Illinois Resident Highlights Health Hazards from O'Hare. The Chicago Tribune published a letter from Robert E. Pochron of Park Ridge, Illinois, who highlights the health dangers of air and noise pollution dispersed by O'Hare International Airport. Mr. Pochron writes:

Florida's Boca Raton Airport Considers PR to Quiet Noise Complaints. The Sun-Sentinel reports Florida's Boca Raton Airport Authority may hire a public relations firm to improve its image with the public who is fed up with jet noise.

Los Angeles City Council Asks Van Nuys Airport for Noise Reduction Plan. The Los Angeles Times reports the Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to ask the Airport Commission to develop a new, balanced approach to reducing noise at Van Nuys Airport.

February 14, 1999

Letters: California Residents Differ on Noise from Burbank Airport. The Los Angeles Times published letters from California residents expressing their views on noise from the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport. The following letter is from John Di Minico of Studio City, California. Mr. Di Minico writes:

February 15, 1999

California State Fair Wins Noise Suit; Bills Two Residents $3.3 Million for Legal Fees. The Los Angeles Times reports two Costa Mesa, California, residents who lost a noise suit to the state-run Orange County Fair have been billed $3.3 million in legal fees for prolonging the suit.

Rhode Island Town Seeks Enforceable and Reasonable Noise Ordinance. The Providence Journal-Bulletin reports the town of Westerly, Rhode Island, is updating its noise ordinance to make it easier to enforce.

February 16, 1999

Leaders in Air Industry Disagree about Impact of New Noise Regulations. The Journal of Commerce reports tougher noise regulations possibly grounding a number of large aircraft was the topic of discussion at a transportation and aerospace conference in Naples, Florida, last week.

Resident's Letter Urges Action Against Proposed Upgrades at Australia's Canberra Airport. The Canberra Times published a letter from Murray May, a resident of Hackett, Australia, urging residents to take action about proposed upgrades at Canberra Airport to preserve property values and their quality of life. Mr. Hackett writes:

Residents of English Town Fight to Keep Noise Restrictions on Factory. The Western Morning News reports residents of Barnstaple, England, are objecting to potential noise pollution if a factory destroyed by fire is rebuilt.

February 17, 1999

Additonal Flights at O'Hare Worry Arlington Heights' Residents. The Chicago Daily Herald reports a consultant for Chicago's aviation department told suburban leaders Tuesday that adding flights at O'Hare International Airport likely would make airplane noise more tolerable, especially at night.

Chicago Area Schools Compete for Slim Soundproofing Funds as O'Hare Considers Building More Terminals. The Chicago Tribune reports as Chicago officials consider building more terminals at O'Hare International Airport, 15 nearby schools are competing to be one of the four chosen this year to be insulated against jet noise.

Chicago Suburb Asks Legislators to Delay Lifting Flight Caps at O'Hare; Noise Panel Asks for Impact Study. The Chicago Tribune reports key members of the Illinois congressional delegation have been asked to withhold approval of legislation ending a cap on hourly flights at O'Hare International Airport until an impact study can be done.

Controversy over Sen. McCain's Bill to Increase Flights at Reagan National. The Washington News Bureau reports Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has caused impassioned protests in Washington with his bill that, among other things, would add 48 takeoff and landing slots at Reagan National Airport.

Florida County Commission Stands Neutral on New Jet Route, Urges FAA to Rule. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports the Manatee County Commission declined to take a position on a proposed flight path from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport that will reduce aircraft noise over Manatee while increasing noise over central Longboat Key, Florida.

Ontario Judge Rules Excessive Noise Violations Fall Under Criminal Code. The London Free Press reports a man from Stratford, Ontario, with a history of disturbing his neighbors with loud music was fined $1,700 and prohibited from owning a stereo for the next two years.

Study Shows Noise from New Texas Airport will Affect 1,500 Residents. The Austin American-Statesman reports an updated study on noise around a new airport in Southeast Austin, Texas, shows an increase in the number of residents who will be affected by noise from aircraft taking off and landing.

February 18, 1999

Arlinton Heights Noise Panel Opposes Expansion at O'Hare. The Chicago Tribune reports members of an Arlington Heights, Illinois, advisory panel on aircraft noise voted Tuesday to oppose expansion at O'Hare International Airport.

Citizens' Group Takes on Noise in Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Journal reports a citizens' group is working to update Albuquerque's noise laws.

Complaints of Boca Airport Noise Intensify. The Sun-Sentinel reports residents' complaints about noise from jets flying to and from Florida's Boca Raton Airport are getting louder.

Illinois Village Fights for Sound Wall to Muffle Tollway Noise. The Chicago Tribune reports the village of Bannockburn, Illinois, has launched a campaign to block tollway noise from the community.

Opponents of El Toro Airport in Calif. Fear Noise in "Quiet Zones". The Los Angeles Times reports most noise complaints generated by John Wayne Airport in California last year came from areas miles away, in neighborhoods deemed "quiet" by the county. With much more air traffic planned at the proposed airport at El Toro, South Orange County residents fear there will no quiet zones for them.

US Charges European Union Ruling on Hush-Kitted Aircraft "Discriminatory". Agence France Presse reports the United States on Thursday condemned a recent move by the European Parliament to ban hush-kitted jet aircraft in the European Union.

US Could Outlaw Concorde if EU Proceeds with Ban on Hush-Kitted Planes. The Commercial Appeal reports flights to the United States by the Concorde may be prohibited if the European Union follows through with its ban on jets that use hushkits to reduce noise.

Vote in Chicago Districts Links Midway Airport Noise to Property Tax Relief. The Chicago Tribune reports residents of Chicago wards put a non-binding referendum question on a ballot for Tuesday that makes noise pollution from Midway Airport a reason for property tax relief.

February 19, 1999

Durhan, NC, City Council Measures City Noise in Decision to Grant Permit to Recycling Business. The News and Observer reports before deciding to issue a special use permit to a recyclables collector, Durham, North Carolina's, Town Council took some measurements of current noise levels in the city.

Henderson, NC, Looks to Revise Noise Ordinance Draft by Increasing Allowable Noise Levels. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports Henderson County, North Carolina, officials are considering relaxing their proposed noise ordinance by allowing increased noise levels and exempting businesses and industries.

February 20, 1999

Action Group Formed to Address Noise from Bars in Wellington, England. The Evening Post (Wellington) reports tensions are mounting between inner-city residents and bar owners over complaints about loud music in Wellington, England.

Florida Politicians and Residents Rally at Boca Raton Airport for More Representation on Airport Board. The Sun-Sentinel reports protesters gathered at Florida's Boca Raton Airport on Friday to win greater representation on the airport's governing board and more control over noise.

Neighbors Say Dogs Shatter Quiet and Quality of Life in Arizona Town. The Arizona Republic reports neighbors in an Arizona town say their solitude is being destroyed by the barking of eight dogs from a nearby residence.

February 21, 1999

Mass. Communities Disagree on Logan Airport Expansion; Community Advisory Group Challenges Massport on Tactics, Disclosure, and Equity. The Boston Globe reports critics ask tough questions of Massport's plans to new runway at Logan Airport. Residents on the Community Advisory Committee, who represent towns affected by Logan, want answers about airport capacity, long-range planning, equity, and value of residents' quality of life.

Promoters of Minn. Amphitheater Look to Other Venues for Tips on How to be a Good Neighbor. The Star Tribune reports in its bid to build an amphitheater, the Minnesota Orchestra has studied similar amphitheaters for ways to be a harmonious neighbor while achieving financial and artistic success. Topics included noise control and community relations.

Resident in Van Nuys Airport Flightpath Proposes Noise Relief Plan. The Los Angeles Times published a letter from Charles Mark-Walker, a resident of North Hills, California. Mr. Walker suggests a noise relief plan for nearby residents of the Van Nuys Airport. Walker writes:

February 22, 1999

DC Residents Angry about Sen. McCain's Effort to Increase Flights at Reagan National Airport. The Christian Science Monitor reports Arizona Senator John McCain(R) is proposing to increase the number of flights in and out of Reagan National Airport and to lift the 1,250-mile limit on outbound aircraft from the Washington DC airport.

Illinois Town Rejects Noise Ordinance as Too Broad and Restrictive. The Chicago Tribune reports late last week, the village board of Winfield, Illinois, voted to reject a proposed noise ordinance that many residents argued was unnecessary and too broad.

Impact Statement 'Flawed" Says Group Against Airport Runway Expansion in Leicester, England. The Leicester Mercury reports activists in Leicester, England, are pressuring their district council to reject an environmental impact statement addressing expansion at a nearby airport on the basis that it's too limited in scope.

Neighbors Object to Noise from Dog Kennel in Spring Lake, Florida. The Petersburg Times reports the noise from a dog kennel has pitted neighbors against the dogs' owner in Spring Lake, Florida.

US Calls EU Rule Against Hush-Kitted Planes Discriminatory. The Journal of Commerce reports the Undersecretary of Commerce, David Aaron, called the European Union's plan to prohibit hush-kitted planes in European skies pointless and biased.

February 23, 1999

Annapolis, MD, Residents Want Ordinance to Protect Them Against Nighttime Noise Disturbances. The Baltimore Sun reports Annapolis, Maryland, residents seek an ordinance that will provide them with peace and quiet during the night.

Bill in VT House Would Ban Personal Watercraft from Most Vermont Lakes. The Associated Press State & Local Wire reports Jet Skis and other brands of the popular motorized water scooters may be banned on all but Vermont's four largest lakes.

Calif. Residents Fear More Noise from Expanded Runways at San Francisco International Airport. The San Francisco Chronicle reports a San Francisco city supervisor wants to create a city policy prohibiting noise from San Francisco International Airport to exceed current levels.

Keep Your Music to Yourself; Florida County Adopts Noise Ordinance Aimed at Lowering the Volume of Boomboxes at the Beach. The Orlando Sentinel Tribune published an editorial supporting the adoption of a noise ordinance to quell loud beach music in Volusia County, Florida.

Marines Agree to Conduct Noise and Pollution Studies to Settle Lawsuit Over Helicopters at Miramar, Calif.. The Associated Press State & Local Wire reports the U.S. Marines announced Tuesday an agreement to conduct air pollution studies and pay legal fees to settle a California lawsuit over the transfer of hundreds military helicopters to Miramar Marine Corps Air Station.

February 24, 1999

Calif. Marine Base Agrees to Change Helicopter Flight Path After Noise Complaints and Lawsuit. The Los Angeles Times reports in response to California residents' complaints about noise, Marine Corps officials said Tuesday they will shift the main helicopter flight path a mile south to avoid Del Mar and other suburbs.

Calif. Supreme Court Rejects Appeal; Rules in Favor of City of Burbank on Noise Impact Issue. The Los Angeles Times reports the California Supreme Court has upheld a ruling permitting the city of Burbank to argue that terminal expansion at the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport will increase noise in neighborhoods.

California Supreme Court Sends Back Burbank Airport Noise Impact Case to Trial Court. The Daily News of Los Angeles reports the California Supreme Court has declined to review a case about noise impact area at Burbank Airport.

Illinois Town May Get Noise Wall after New Readings Show Elevated Noise Levels. The Arizona Republic reports Ahwatukee Foothills residents who live near Interstate 10 in Arizona may be getting a new noise wall after citizens complained and one DOT worker recorded new noise level readings.

NY Congressman Introduces Bill to Reduce Noise from Newark Airport. The Record (Bergen County, NJ) reports a New York lawmaker has introduced a bill to reduce aircraft noise from Newark International Airport.

Night-Time Train Whistles Bother Illinois Residents; Meetings Scheduled with Railroads. In Other Noise News: Vernon Hills Trustees Allow Weekend Construction. The Chicago Daily Herald reports residents in Vernon Hills, Illinois, annoyed by the sound of train whistles late at night, plan to join other towns in asking railroads to stop the noise.

Rep. Rogan Says FAA's Opinion on Noise Act Needed for Burbank and Airport Officials to Negotiate Noise. The Daily News of Los Angeles reports U.S. Rep. James E. Rogan, from Pasadena, California, has asked the head of the Federal Aviation Administration to declare her opinion on whether Burbank Airport needs federal approval for flight restrictions.

February 25, 1999

Illinois Town Fears Politics will Result in Loss of Soundproofing Money to Mitigate Noise from O'Hare. The Chicago Tribune reports the town Bensenville, Illinois, believes it will lose soundproofing funds to mitigate noise from O'Hare International Airport due to political maneuvering.

U.S. May Retaliate with Concorde Ban if EU Enacts Ban on Hush-Kitted Aircraft. The Financial Times reports the U.S. is considering a ban of its own if the European Union goes forward with a ban on older hush-kitted aircraft.

February 26, 1999

Arizona Residents Vindicated with New Noise Readings; ADOT Agrees to Build Highway Sound Wall. The Arizona Republic reports after re-conducting sound tests, the DOT ruled that Arizona residents in the Ahwatukee Foothills will get a sound wall to mitigate noise from Warner Road.

Burbank Attacks Credibility of Airport, Citing Noise Violations of Aircraft; Politicians Enter Fray Before November Elections. The Los Angeles Times reports the city of Burbank, California, claims the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport frequently violates the nighttime noise ban by flying older, Stage 2 aircraft.

Burbank Points to Stage 2 Violations, Says Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Not Interested in Controlling Noise. City News Service reports the city of Burbank, California, accused the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today of "massive violations" of noise regulations over the last three years, a charge the airport vigorously denied.

Henderson, North Carolina, Establishes New Noise Ordinance using Sound Levels. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports Henderson County, North Carolina, has adopted a new noise ordinance, effective July 1, 1999.

Illinois Residents Challenge Traffic Noise Standards to Get Noise Barrier Built along Tollway. The Chicago Tribune reports the town of Bannockburn, Illinois, has challenged the state highway authority over noise standards in an effort to get a sound wall built between the community and the highway.

Noise from Stereos and Car Alarms Spur Penn. Town to Adopt New Noise Ordinance. The Morning Call reports the City Council of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is set to approve a new noise ordinance after residents complained of loud music and the noise from car alarms.

Shooters Say Texas Gun Club Closing Unwarranted, Residents Cite Noise and Safety Concerns. The Forth Worth Star-Telegram reports a gun club in Fort Worth, Texas, closed yesterday after a number of lawsuits and noise complaints from nearby residents.

February 27, 1999

Editorial Declares No Winners in Miramar Helicopter Suit; Noise will Continue. The San Diego Union-Tribune published an editorial lamenting the absence of clear winners in the recent settlement over Marine helicopters at Miramar Air Station in California.

Palmetto, Florida, Seeks to Create Enforceable Noise Ordinance with a 'Bite'. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports noise complaints from a new arena has prompted the city of Palmetto, Florida, to rewrite their noise ordinance.

February 28, 1999

Letters from Calif. Residents Voice Opinions about Projected Noise from El Toro. The Los Angeles Times published a series of letters from residents about the impact of noise on residents from proposed jet operations from El Toro airport near Los Angeles, California. Reacting to a previously published article about noise complaints from residents who live in an area deemed a "Quiet Zone," opinions varied. The first letter is from Edward F. Gogin Jr. of Trabuco Canyon, California. Grogin writes:

'Snowmobile' is a Fighting Word in Yellowstone National Park; Man and Motor Versus Natural Quiet. The Chicago Tribune reports the snowmobile's noise and pollution in Yellowstone National Park is the latest topic in a larger debate of how to appreciate nature on public lands in the United States.

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