Excessive airplane noise, pollution, and sleep deprivation warrants lousy canned response from Governor Baker

On October 1, 2017, Milton resident Ellen Berlin sent a letter to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker asking for assistance in addressing the public health crisis resulting from satellite-based flight paths. She’s not the only one.

Several constituents have called and written letters, including this Milton resident:

Just spoke with "John" in Governor Charlie Baker's office. I requested that the Governor meet with our local elected officials to resolve the Next Gen crisis and implementation of fairer dispersement of plane traffic. He was incredibly dismissive. I think everyone in Milton should give John a call. The Governor should not get a free-pass on the Next Gen debacle. 617 725-4005

Another Milton resident implored him this past spring to appoint Massport board member who cares about citizens (he opted for a marketing expert). Read the request for humanity.

Ellen was hopeful that she would get a better response, one with action steps – and maybe a response to her invitation to a meeting with those affected by incessant plane noise and pollution. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case.

Here was the response from “Constituent Services Aide” in Governor Baker’s office:

Lame response from Charlie Baker's office re: plane noise

We’re grateful for Ellen’s voice in the discussion as well, but what we need is leadership from our Governor. This canned response let us down.

If you’d like to get in touch with Governor Baker, here is how:

Use Governor Baker’s handy email form (scroll down after you click) to add YOUR voice to the discussion: www.mass.gov/governor/constituent-services/contact-governor-office/

Or call: 617.725.4005
TTY: 617.727.3666

(Maybe skip asking to speak with “Constituent Services Aide.”)

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