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Federal lawmakers weigh into BWI noise dispute

Federal lawmakers weigh into BWI noise dispute

The Democratic members of Maryland's congressional delegation are weighing into a dispute between the neighbors of BWI and the Federal Aviation Administration, encouraging the agency to act swiftly to alter flight patterns that are causing "unacceptable and unsustainable" noise.

Residents in Anne Arundel and Howard counties have said new flight routes created in 2015 as part of the implementation of a modernized air traffic control system have created intolerable noise for homes near BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. The FAA requested neighbors create a working group to gather community input.

That group met on March 21 and approved a unanimous resolution calling on the...