By facsimile and regular mail

March 31, 2000

The Honorable William Jefferson Clinton, President
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Sir:

Our alliance of environmental, health and civic organizations and municipalities is urging you to veto The Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment & Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21) [HR1000]. Instead, we call on you to order comprehensive, objective health and environmental studies and proper mitigation that includes other means of communication and mass transit.

We ask your veto for the following reasons:

Sir, we recognize the importance of aviation for long distance operations, but, for all these negative reasons and more, the below mentioned alliance of organizations petition you to veto this harmful bill for the American public.

Thank you.


Airport Environmental Coalition, Baltimore, MD
Airport Neighbors Alliance, Albuquerque, NM
Alliance of Municipalities Concerning Air Traffic, Rutherford, NJ
Alliance of Residents Concerning O'Hare, Arlington Heights, IL
American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago, IL
Boulder County Citizens Against Aviation Noise, Boulder, CO
Citizens Against Airport Pollution, San Jose, CA
Citizens Against Noise of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Citizens Against Property Devaluation, Port Townsend, WA
Citizens Against Reckless Expansion, Dayton, OH
Citizens Against SEATAC Expansion, Burien, WA
Citizens Against Sikorski Airport Expansion, Stratford, CT
Citizens for Airport Accountability, Reno, NV
Citizens for Airport Safety & Environment, Prospect Heights, IL
Citizens Concerned About Jet Noise, Virginia Beach, VA
Citizens for Control of Airport Noise, Naples, FL
Citizens for Responsible Airport Development, Portland, OR
Citizens for the Abatement of Aircraft Noise, Washington, DC
City of Fairveiw, Fairview, TX
City of Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Falls, OH
City of Park Ridge, IL
Communities Against Runway Expansion, Boston, MA
Concerned Citizens Coalition, New Bedford, MA
Earth Island Institute, San Francisco, CA
East Haven/New Haven Committee for the Protection of Property Rights, East Haven, CT
El Cid Historic Neighborhood Association, West Palm Beach, FL
El Toro Airport Info Site, Dana Point, CA
Environmental Health Coalition, San Diego, CA
Guilford Residents Against Sprawl and Pollution, Greensboro, NC
Helicopter Noise Coalition of New York City, New York, NY
International Resource Center for the Chemically Induced Immune Disorders, Franklin Park, IL
Lake County Conservation Alliance, Wadsworth, IL
Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lincoln, MA
Maui Air Traffic Association, HI
MCS: Health and Environment, Evanston, IL
Mesa Community Alliance, Mesa, AZ
Mothers Against Airport Pollution, Arlington Heights, IL
NO to RAPE, Reno, NV
Old Louisville Information Center, Louisville, KY
Olmsted Township, Olmsted Falls, OH
Oregon-Citizens Aviation Watch, Lake Oswego, OR
PDX-Citizens Aviation Watch, Portland, OR
Peninsula Aircraft Noise/Safety Information Committee, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
Piedmont Quality of Life Coalition, Greensboro, NC
Ramonans for Sensible Growth, Ramona, CA
Residents Opposed to Airport Racket, Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN
Rewana Farms Neighborhood, Reno, NV
Rosedale Civic Association, Rosedale, NY
Safeguarding the Historic Hanscom Area's Irreplaceable Resources, Concord, MA
Sane Aviation for Everyone, Howard Beach, NY
Save Our Heritage, Concord, MA
South Metro Airport Action Council, Minneapolis, MN
Taxpayers for Responsible Planning, TRP-AZ
United Community Civic Association, Jackson Heights, NY
US-Citizens Aviation Watch Association, Arlington Heights, IL
Village of Itasca, IL
We The People, Taylorsville, UT
Witham Airport Action Majority, Stuart, FL

c: John Podesta
Legislative Affairs