Work In Progress
Plane Sense is continually working with elected officials who have shown support in our efforts to restore our quality of life and end the excessive overflights over our communities in Nassau County We recently met with Assemblyman Brian Curran who has introduced a bill in the New York State Assembly which states that an environmental study should be done to analyze the impact NextGen is having on the hardest hit communities. He will need the support of other elected officials to pass this bill. We will inform you of the state senators and members of the assembly who should be contacted by the residents of their districts.
Congressman Suozzi has made a commitment to his constituents to work to pass legislation in Congress that will relieve us of the incessant low flying flights over our homes. He has taken the position of co-chair of the Quiet Skies Caucus in Congress. Congressman Suozzi has accepted our proposal for amendments to be added to the upcoming FAA Reauthorization Bill and sent them to his Washington D.C. office.
Congresswoman Rice has also made a commitment by joining the Quiet Skies Caucus and sent our proposals to her Washington D.C. office.
We have one seat at the NYC Roundtable as a citizen member but we are working on acquiring a second seat representing the people of northern Nassau County.
Seeking a Solution
Plane Sense has contacted the Denton law firm in Washington D.C. to find the details regarding litigation against the FAA. We are in the early stages however; this litigation has a cost of $35,000-50,000 dollars.
Plane Sense is seeking venues to distribute informational material to the residents of Nassau County of the dangers they are exposed to by noise and air pollution generated by low flying flights. Through this effort we are also hoping to increase our membership.
Over flights, You May Have Noticed
Over flights over Nassau County has been increasing and the planes are lower than ever. Communities, who are directly under the flight paths i.e. rails, are experiencing a significant increase in planes. As we have stated before, the FAA and the PA are looking to increase the hourly departure and arrival rate.
It is of the utmost importance that all of our members continue to contact their elected officials to support this movement to regain the sanctity of our lives. We will need volunteers to help distribute flyers that will contain important information regarding our efforts. Without the work of all of our members, we will be destined to live in misery.