Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Hogan letter seeks legal action against FAA
ANNAPOLIS, Md. —Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday ordered the state's top legal official to sue a federal agency over new airline flight routes that the Republican said have made many Maryland families "miserable in their own homes."
A lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration's NextGen program should include routes for both Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Reagan National Airport, Hogan wrote in a letter to Democratic Attorney General Brian Frosh.
"This program has made many Maryland families miserable in their own homes with louder and more frequent flights which now rattle windows and doors," the governor wrote.
A majority of Maryland's population of about 6 million lives around the two airports. For example, there are about 2 million people living in Montgomery and Prince George's counties, which are adjacent to the nation's capital. Roughly 2.2 million live in Baltimore city, Baltimore County, Howard County and Anne Arundel County, where Baltimore's airport is located.
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