LI state lawmakers want health, environmental study of increased airport noise

By Yancey Roy with Newsday

May 19, 2019

Originally published in Newsday on May 19, 2019.

Two Long Island lawmakers want the state to authorize an “environmental and human health” study of the impacts of air traffic at LaGuardia and Kennedy airports, following a “flood of complaints from constituents” about noise.

Sen. James Gaughran (D-Northport) and Assemb. Judy Griffin (D-Rockville Centre) introduced legislation to mandate a state study of metro New York’s major airports. They cited “increased air traffic and changing flight patterns” which have led to “low-flying planes around the clock.”

“The high volume of airplane traffic on Long Island is a tremendous nuisance to Long Islanders, with noise levels far above the average noise threshold,” Gaughran said in a statement.

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