An appellate court ruled against the city of Las Vegas in its fight to stop commercial jets from flying over the northwest part of the city, according to a June 12 report in the Mercury News.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled June 12 that the Federal Aviation Administration didn’t act arbitrarily or capriciously when it changed a flight path out of McCarran International Airport in March 2007.
FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said the ruling showed environmental reviews were properly conducted before the “right turn” flight path was adopted. City Councilman Steve Wolfson said the city is disappointed, but won’t appeal. The city had contended that the FAA failed to give adequate consideration to the noise, safety, air quality and property value concerns of residents in an affluent northwest Las Vegas neighborhood.
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