Sign the California Quiet Skies Petition

Our friends living in areas surrounding? LAX are experiencing the same hellish torture brought about by NextGen.

Click here to sign their petition in solidarity.

Here is the petition’s text:

WHAT IS NEXTGEN?
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NextGen is a program created by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This program uses a modernized navigation system designed to streamline arrivals and departures. Previously, planes arrived and departed using a wider path in the airspace. They now use consolidated paths, creating a thin airline highway above hundreds of thousands of homes.

This is affecting communities in California and throughout the Nation and residents are fighting back.

PETITION STATEMENT
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WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, ARE OVERWHELMED BY THE IMPACT OF NEXTGEN ON CALIFORNIA COMMUNITIES.
We are regularly subjected to the relentless noise of planes flying at low altitudes over our homes. These planes often come every few minutes throughout the day, late into the evening, and wake us up at all hours of the night. These loud whining sounds force us to keep our windows shut, prevent us from using our yards or enjoying any peaceful tranquility in our homes. We are also impacted by higher levels of pollution, resulting from the concentration of flights. We refuse to accept this imposition on our lives.

NextGen has also chased away lucrative filming in our historic communities and downtown Los Angeles despite FAA studies claiming there would be no effect on business.

Although this FAA program may work well for the airline industry, it is a complete failure for the hundreds of thousands of people on the ground.

We are asking all officials who receive this petition to provide a publicly shared, viable, serious and not cosmetic statement and action plan which will bring solutions and relief to the problems of low altitude and concentrated flight paths imposed on our communities by NextGen. We are asking that you provide this information prior to but no later than August 1st via your website and by sending a copy to quietskiesca@yahoo.com which will be shared with all affected communities.

WE HOPE YOU CHOOSE TO STAND WITH THE PEOPLE YOU REPRESENT AND NOT THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY.
We look forward to your support.

This petition will be sent to state representatives Governor Jerry Brown, Senator Kamala Harris, Deputy Governor Gavin Newsom and Dennis Roberts the FAA Regional Administrator for the Western-Pacific Region.
It will also be sent to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Deborah Flint, Chief Executive Officer of Los Angeles World Airports.

QUIET SKIES ACTION NETWORK
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OPTIONAL ACTION – STAY INVOLVED WITH MINIMUM EFFORT. Consider joining THE QUIET SKIES ACTION NETWORK. People who are part of the network receive actions from the ACTION COMMITTEE which will usually involve sending group emails or making group phone calls. For example we organized an email campaign to Mayor Garcetti’s office which finally got his attention and resulted in the assignment of a staff member to the issue.

Click here to sign their petition in solidarity.

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