Gallego on City of Phoenix’ Lawsuit Against FAA
Washington, DC – Today the City of Phoenix announced that it will sue the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) over the lack of action to change the disruptive flight paths out of Sky Harbor International Airport that have severely affected the lives of the citizens of Phoenix.
Congressman Ruben Gallego released the following statement:
“It is outrageous that the FAA was not able to work with the City of Phoenix to find a solution to the noise resulting from the flight path changes out of Sky Harbor International Airport. The citizens of Phoenix have been dealing with this issue for months and they deserve swift action that restores their peace and quiet.
“I support the City of Phoenix taking matters into their own hands in order to do what’s in the best interest of our communities. It is a shame that the City has to resort to legal action but we owe it to those affected to do everything in our power to better the situation and give them back their tranquility. We can’t just sit by while we wait for the FAA to finally do something to address the issue. The environmental, historical, and health costs on our city and our citizens are too high.
“In the meantime, I will continue working to find a permanent, legislative solution to this issue.”