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BWI's operator refutes Howard County's claim on airport noise data

BWI's operator refutes Howard County's claim on airport noise data

In the latest salvo in the battle between Howard County and Baltimore Washington International Airport, the county’s solicitor is challenging the airport’s draft environmental assessment, published ahead of planned renovations, as “legally insufficient” and is calling for a full environmental impact study.

The comments, submitted last month, were on behalf of County Executive Allan Kittleman and the County Council, which has been critical of noise from jets taking off and landing following a change in flight patterns almost four years ago.

In responding, the Maryland Aviation Administration, which owns and operates BWI, told the Federal Aviation Administration that it would...

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