ASKING FOR YOUR SUPPORT FOR REP. LYNCH?S

H.R. 3938, Air Traffic Noise and Pollution Expert Consensus Act of 2017

Requiring a National Academies Consensus Report on the Public Health Consequences of the Current Use of NextGen Technology

We are residents of cities and towns near Boston, Massachusetts who are working nationally and locally to gain support for Rep. Stephen Lynch?s Air Traffic Noise and Pollution Expert Consensus Act of 2017. We believe we represent the views of millions of American citizens who reside near major U.S. airports where GPS or satellite-based systems have replaced radar navigation systems as a part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) NextGen program.

FAA?s modernization program should improve aviation safety and lessen fuel consumption. However, the way NextGen has been implemented has created an undue burden for sacrificial communities across the country, from Atlanta and Boston to Phoenix and San Francisco. NextGen?s concentrated flight paths, decreased separation between planes, lower altitudes, and increased noise and pollution over homes, schools, and places of worship has sharply worsened our quality of life and created a public health crisis.

The H.R. 3938 Air Traffic Noise and Pollution Expert Consensus Act of 2017 requires the FAA to sponsor a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine consensus committee to examine the public health impacts of air traffic noise and pollution and prepare and issue an Expert Consensus Report. For over 150 years, the independent National Academies has advised the nation on issues of science, technology, and medicine, ever since an 1863 Congressional charter signed by President Lincoln authorized this non-governmental institution to serve the nation whenever called upon.

We ask that you call upon the National Academies to study the public health consequences of the current use of NextGen Technology by supporting Representative Lynch?s H.R. 3938 Air Traffic Noise and Pollution Expert Consensus Act of 2017

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