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Federal Aviation Administration

Howard vs. FAA: A lawsuit threat that is premature [Editorial]

Howard vs. FAA: A lawsuit threat that is premature [Editorial]

The lack of a substantial response from the Federal Aviation Administration to sustained complaints about unacceptable jet noise over parts of Howard County from takeoffs and landings at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has the County Council considering suing the federal government.

Two council members also are expected to see if neighboring counties are interested in being parties to a lawsuit. The airport is in Anne Arundel and flight paths also crisscross parts of Baltimore County and City.

Communities across the country have taken similar steps after the roar of jets has intensified, mainly after the FAA began phasing in a new air-traffic...