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CRAAP Says Santa Monica's Suit Against The FAA "Encouraging": Open Letter

Posted Nov. 1, 2013, 9:50 am

Letter To The Editor

Editor's Note: Below is the Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution's statement from CRAAP director Martin Rubin in response to the City of Santa Monica's lawsuit filed against the FAA on Thursday.

I am encouraged that Santa Monica Mayor Pam O'Connor included protecting community health in her strong quote. Health is a huge part of the equation, and the Federal Government needs to be accountable for the health of airport neighbors.

Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution is interested in results. If this lawsuit will get us the results we need quickly then we applaud the City for taking this action. Residents of Los Angeles need to know that their interests will be represented as well as the interests of Santa Monica residents.

Every day that goes by that residents downwind from SMO are inundated with toxic jet fumes is another day their public health is put in jeopardy, and it's been going on for more than two decades! The City of Santa Monica and the FAA are the two responsible entities regarding SMO. Thursday's action by the City is encouraging.

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Nov. 1, 2013, 1:46:27 pm

Nan Waldman said...

As counsel to parents for the health, education and welfare of their children, I am hopeful the City of Santa Monica will prevail, thus ending the perpetual toxic pollution inhaled, safety issues of flight schools adjacent to homes and schools, and the relentless noise levels of too many jets using the airport. The City of Santa Monica is protecting families. That is what we elect our local representatives to do. Good job! Protecting

Nov. 1, 2013, 2:06:42 pm

ilona said...

Let us to enjoy the neighborhood without toxic jet fumes, and constant traffic from flight schools. Thank you for the City of Santa Monica to step in the right direction

Nov. 3, 2013, 9:23:17 am

LB said...

I believe this land is better suited for high density, low income housing. Put your money where your mouth is, Santa Monica!

Nov. 1, 2013, 10:38:19 pm

Porus Maximus said...

Pipe down crappers, you'll get your high rise condos and retail spaces soon enough. Your GOP-style propaganda is working. The real estate developers will get in there with their bulldozers at the stoke of midnight 2015.

Nov. 3, 2013, 11:21:21 am

Rich said...

If the city and CRAAP were that concerned about the health of its citizens, then you can start with automobiles. Orders of magnitude more hazardous than airport activities. Or alcohol. Or guns. Or drugs. All which are orders of magnitude more hazardous than your airport. In fact, the next study that shows a measured effect of airport operations on public health would be the first.

Nov. 3, 2013, 5:19:27 pm

Nimby said...

Build high density, low income housing for all of the homeless in Santa Monica. That would be a true win win. Oh but wait, "not in my back yard" they'll say.

Nov. 5, 2013, 3:53:31 pm

Mofo Craap said...

Mofo Craap said... A press release issued by the City of Santa Monica said the city has enlisted a high profile international law firm called Morrison and Foerster, or MoFo for short..... So the city hired some Mofo's to help with their craap? .....You just can't make this sheet up!

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