US-CAW has been busy raising
awareness about aviation noise and other issues.
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Legal Wins and links
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What YOU Can Do
Congressman Joseph Crowley report titled "LaGuardia Airport, Can the Airport and the Community Coexist?". Click Here (PDF format).
US-CAWA statement on Peak-time market based incentives to reduce flight delays: Clearing the Runway. 4/25/01
Letter asking President Bush to oppose any attempts to weaken our environmental and legal rights and requesting a meeting March 15, 2001 (Adobe PDF Format).
No Climate Warming Trading Scheme for Aviation November 13th, 2000 (Adobe PDF Format).
Letter to President Clinton from New York Councilwoman Julia Harrison thanking him for increasing air traffic. April 2000 (Adobe PDF format).
White paper circulated by US-CAW, signed by an alliance of 58 environmental, health and civic organizations and municipalities urged President Clinton to veto The Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment & Reform Act for the 21st
Century (AIR-21) [HR1000]. March 31, 2000*
*Despite the impressive alliance, the president signed HR 1000 into law on April 5, 2000.
Letter from Natural Resources Defense Counsel supporting CAW's call for a veto of HR 1000, the massive aviation bill. March 31, 2000
Letter to President Clinton from US-CAW requesting a veto of H.R. 1000. March 27, 2000
Statement from President Clinton on the signing of the "Extension of the Airport Improvement Program Act." The president grossly underestimates the number of people affected by aircraft noise. September 29, 1999
Mothers Against Airport Pollution (MAAP) respond to the National Parent Teachers Association [PTA] Resolution and Position Statement: PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM HARMFUL EFFECTS OF AIRCRAFT EMISSIONS. November 23, 1999
Letter to the Secretary of Transportation from Representative Adam Smith encouraging the FAA to comply with requirements for local involvement in noise mitigation projects, including consistency with local plans and local support from communities. January 8, 1999
Letter of Representative Adam Smith to the General Accounting Office regarding possible violations of the use of federal funds for the Port of Seattle Noise Remedy Program and their apparent failure to comply with federal grant requirements. May 27, 1998
Statement of Congressman Henry J. Hyde before The Committee On Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation Hearing on Airline Competition. April 30,1998
Letter concerning addition of slot exemptions to Chicago OHare International Airport. April 28,1999
YOUR UNFRIENDLY SKIES by Charles R. Miller. A recent article submitted by AReCO and US-CAW to the Earth Island Journal. 1998
Citizens for the Abatement of Aircraft Noise (CAAN) letter to the EPA in support of the petition requesting that EPA require SIC Code 45 facilities (airports, airline terminals and aircraft maintenance facilities) to report releases of toxic chemicals listed on the toxic release inventory. March 29, 1998
Letter to President Clinton. November 8, 1997
Airline Investigation Unit, Inc. oversees aviation-related accidents and loss of life due to the negligence of airlines, aircraft manufacturers and the regulatory agencies charged with oversight. Article
Air traffic fuels global warming trend Jetliner pollution gets scant focus in U.S., but issue on U.N. agenda for climate talks. MSNBC Article.
US-CAW and other environmental organizations reach settlement on lawsuit regarding deicing fluid use at O'Hare Airport. As a result of the suit, O'Hare must investigate methods to decrease releases of ethylene glycol. June, 1999
US-CAW and other groups sue Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) and Chicago O'Hare Airport. January, 1998
CAWA comments to House Aviation Subcommittee on the Airline Delay Reduction Act (HR 1407). Apr. 26, 2001
CAWA comments to revise the 1976 National Aviation Noise Abatement Policy. Oct. 2000. Click here (in Adobe PDF format).
Response to the Chief, Bureau of Railroads regarding the Chicago Fast Rail Corridor (in PDF format) July 28th, 2000.
Testimony regarding proposed revisions to FAA Order 1050.1E.
Order 1050 outlines the procedures by which the FAA will conform to the
requirements of NEPA and the CEQ Regulations (in PDF format). January 11, 2000
Click here to read more about FAA Order 1050.
Click here to read a statement (in PDF format) from the Chair of the Airport Noise Committee representing the governors of the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Comments to add Standard Industrial Classification Code 45, Transportation By Air, to list of facilities required to report Toxic Releases. April 7, 1998
Comments to Federal Interagency on Aviation Noise (FICAN) Public Forum by US-CAW And Citizens for the Abatement of Aircraft Noise. March 1998
Comments to the Federal Aviation Administration. November, 1997
Testimony to the Subcommittee on Technology, United States House of Representatives Committee on Science. October 21, 1997
This settlement of what US-Citizens Aviation
Watch Association and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency believed was over
100 violations of the Clean
Water Act and other laws by the State of Maryland and Baltimore-Washington
International Airport. US-Citizens Aviation Watch Association along with a
member, Airport Environmental Coalition, with our attorneys Natural Resources
Defense Council and the Humane Society of the United Sates and with the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency sued and won settlement with the Maryland
Aviation Administration and the State of Maryland.
The purpose of this agreement is to further the goals of the Clean Water Act and to interpret this Decree in a consistent causing the Defendant to maintain full compliance with the Act and the NPDES and all applicable regulations at all times. This lawsuit and another legal action brought against Chicago O'Hare International Airport were instrumental in making airports nationwide comply with the Clean Water Act. While a major victory, the lawsuits were only able to address a tiny part of a huge problem. Click here PDF Format
This is a legal settlement of what we alleged was over 120 violations of the Clean Water Act and other laws by the Chicago O'Hare Airport during the 1996-97 deicing season. This legal action and a lawsuit we brought against Baltimore-Washington International Airport were instrumental in making airports nationwide comply with the Clean Water Act. While a major victory, the lawsuits were only able to address a tiny part of a huge problem. Click here PDF Format
European Court has agreed to a ban on night-time flights, into and out of
Heathrow between the hours of 11pm and 7 am. They voted by 5 to 2 that there
had been a violation of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights
(right to respect for private and family life and home) and also by 6 votes to
1 that there had been a violation of article 13 (right to an effective remedy)
of the Convention.