Laura J. Brown

Hogan directs Frosh to sue FAA over BWI noise

Hogan directs Frosh to sue FAA over BWI noise

Gov. Larry Hogan directed Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday to sue the Federal Aviation Administration over new flight patterns at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

The flight patterns have provoked bitter complaints from area residents about excessive noise. The Republican governor instructed the Democratic attorney general to take legal action against the federal agency “on behalf of all Marylanders suffering from the adverse effects of the implementation of the Next Generation Air Transportation System.”

Hogan told Frosh to sue the FAA and its administrator, Michael P. Huerta, to seek changes in arrival and departure routes at BWI and Reagan National Airport in...

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