Groups Outside California Fighting Airport Noise


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NATIONAL

National Quiet Skies Coalition -- The NQSC's mission is to help educate the American public on the hazards of aircraft noise and air pollution, share relevant information among concerned citizens, support the efforts of the congressional Quiet Skies Caucus, and petition the FAA and Congress to adopt common sense solutions for mitigating jet aircraft noise and pollution over America's cities and towns.

NextGenNoise.org -- This website provides news of the nationwide fight against the FAA's wholesale reconfiguration of air traffic patterns ("NextGen"), which has angered millions of people who previously had not experienced noise from commercial jets leaving and arriving at airports.


ALABAMA

Airport Neighbors United (Birmingham). E-mail contact Kim Rafferty; 306 90th Street North Birmingham, AL 35206.


ALASKA

Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition. E-mail contact Kathleen Peggar; Alaska Center for the Environment, 519 West 18th Avenue, Suite 201, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501; voice 907.274.3621, fax 907.274.8733.


ARIZONA

Ahwatukee - Foothills Coalition (AFCO) (Phoenix) is a coalition of homeowners fighting noise from Phoenix Sky Harbor. Contact Betty Mueller, voice/fax 480.283.0543, e-mail Betty Mueller.

Close the Airport (Sedona). The Sedona Airport is a small general-aviation airport serving a large number of affluent tourists.


COLORADO

Colorado Citizens Aviation Watch (Boulder).

Preserve Unique Magnolia Association (Denver International Airport). E-mail contact Norman Lederman.


CONNECTICUT

Alliance for Sensible Airspace Planning. Coalition of several cities fighting the FAA's plan to reroute air traffic over the Northeast. The Alliance has filed a lawsuit against the FAA in the U.S. Court of Appeals 2d Circuit (Nov. 1, 2007).


FLORIDA

Boca Raton Airport Action Group , alliance of 14 homeowner associations; Ellen Lohr, Vice Chair.

Citizens for Control of Airport Noise (Naples Airport). William Bush 610 Jacana Circle, Naples, FL 34105-0927; tele. 941.263.0927.

Concerned Citizens Coalition of Sewalls Point (Witham Field, Stuart). CCC hopes to relocate the airport owned by Martin County.

New Smyrna Beach Airport Noise is a website of local residents concerned over increased noise resulting from expansion of the city-owned airport.

Save our Skies - South Florida

Witham Airport Action Majority (Witham Field, Stuart). Witham Airport Action Majority also hopes to relocate Witham Field.


GEORGIA

PDK Watch (Atlanta) is organized to "protect and assure the future of our established residential neighborhoods and quality of life in the areas affected by DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK)."


HAWAII

Citizens Against Noise of Hawaii. Steven L. Montgomery, Ph.D., P.O. Box 27705, Honolulu, HI 96827; voice/fax 808.676.4974; e-mail contact manning@lava.net.


ILLINOIS

Alliance of Citizens Concerning O'Hare (Chicago)


INDIANA

Save Our Skies (Indianapolis)

Victims of Airport Expansion (Indianapolis)


KENTUCKY

Airport Neighbors Alliance, Inc. is concerned with the air cargo aspects of the Louisville Airport Expansion Project. Don Conrad, chairman; e-mail contact NoisyLou@aol.com.

Warren County Citizens for Managed Growth are concerned over a proposal to build a massive air cargo facility in rural Kentucky.


MARYLAND

Airport Coordinating Team (Baltimore-Washington International Airport). E-mail contact Stephen De Breceny; 339 Silky Oak Ct., Linthicum, MD 21090; voice 410.850.9054.


MASSACHUSETTS

Concerned Citizens Coalition (New Bedford Regional Airport). E-mail contact Jack Booker

Communities Against Runway Expansion (Logan Airport, Boston). E-mail contact Allison Stieber; 14 Wyatt Street, Somerville, MA 02143; tele. 617.625.8075.

Plane Sense is a group interested in reasonable ways to reduce noise caused by small airplanes, flight schools, and aerobatic flying in the airspace surrounding Bedford as well as Nashua in New Hampshire.

ShhAir -- communities united to fight expansion and commercialization of Hanscom Airfield, a general aviation airport near Lexington. E-mail contact info@shhair.org; Gigi Estabrook, P.O. Box 441, Concord, MA 01742.

South Shore Jet Pollution Council (Logan Airport, Boston). Formed in early 2001 to support towns, cities, citizens, and business entities in efforts to assess the noise and jet fuel pollution impact of Logan airport's runway expansion proposal on the health and quality of life of South Shore residents.

Stop the Noise -- citizens from Ayer, Chelmsford, Groton, Shirley, Townsend, Westford, and surrounding area organized to deal with the noise from recreational flying over their homes.

United Against Massport (Logan Airport, Boston).


MINNESOTA

Residents Opposed to Airport Racket (Minneapolis / St.Paul Metropolitan Airport). ROAR is an 800-member citizens group founded in October 1998.

South Metro Airport Action Council (Minneapolis / St.Paul Metropolitan Airport) is associated with ROAR.

Zero Expansion (Eden Prairie). Local residents who oppose the proposed expansion of Flying Cloud Airport. E-mail contact zeroexpansion@yahoo.com.


MISSOURI

St. Charles Citizens Against Aircraft Noise (Lambert International Airport). E-mail contact Info@StCharlesCAAN.com or Pat Lang; 700 North 5th Street, St. Charles, MO 63301; voice 314.949.9885, fax 314.925,1825.

St. Louis Air Pork A comprehensive website providing information about the struggle to stop the Lambert International Airport (AirPork) expansion plan called W1-W. It also provides a forum for Bridgeton residents in the buyout area to exchange information about property acquisition.


NEVADA

Citizens for Airport Accountability (Reno/Tahoe International Airport) was organized to fight the establishment of a major air cargo center at the airport, which is under way with the building of a U.S. Postal Service air cargo center. E-mail contact Peg O'Malley.

Reno Citizen, an on-line magazine, provides continuing coverage of plans to accomodate air cargo traffic at Reno Airport.


NEW HAMPSHIRE

Plane Sense of Groton is a group interested in reasonable ways to reduce noise caused by small airplanes, flight schools, and aerobatic flying in the airspace surrounding Nashua as well as Bedford in Massachusetts.


NEW JERSEY

Alliance of Municipalities Concerning Air Traffic (Teterboro Airport). Includes South Hackensack, Little Ferry, and Moonachie. E-mail contact Emma Perez, Chair or Lise Avery; tele. 201.935.1980.

New Jersey Coalition Against Aircraft Noise. P.O. Box 554, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076; fax 908.233.0603.

People Limiting Airport Noise and Expansion (PLANE). PO Box 633, Pennington, NJ 08534; tele. 609.818.1409; e-mail contact PLANEmcnj@aol.com

Quieter Environment Through Sound Thinking (QUEST). Jim Burnet; P O Box 613; Madison, NJ 07940; tele. 973.822.2646.

Runway 22 Coalition (Newark International Airport). E-mail Richard Mahr.


NEW MEXICO

Airport Neighbors Alliance (Albuquerque International). E-mail Marianne Dickinson, president.


NEW YORK

East Hampton Helicopter Noise -- A coalition committed to ending helicopter noise on Long Island.

Helicopter Noise Coalition of New York City. Joy Held, 414 East 65th Street, Apt. 6J, New York, NY 10021; voice/fax 212.628.3126.

Queens Quiet Skies (Metropolitan New York City) -- The mission of this organization is to reduce noise from New York, New Jersey, and Long Island airplane flights, without merely moving noise from one place to another.

Sane Aviation for Everyone (Metropolitan New York City). E-mail info@metronyaviation.org.

Ulsterites Fight Overflights (Ulster County). Box 681, Stone Ridge, NY 12484.


NORTH CAROLINA

Alma Nemrava, P.O. Box 668067, Charlotte, NC 28266; telephone 704.391.2322.

Donaldson & Black (Greensboro), 208 W. Wendover Ave., Greensboro, NC 27401; tele. 336.273.3812.

Piedmont Quality of Life Coalition (Greensboro). PMB 301, 2207 Fleming Road, Greensboro, NC 27410-9372; e-mail contact pqlc@aol.com

Raleigh-Durham Airport Noise Committee. P.O. Box 80001, RDU Airport, NC 27623-0001; voice 919.840.2100, ext. 239, fax 919.840.0175; e-mail contact rdunoise@rdu.com.


OHIO

Airport Neighbors Decide (Columbus). E-mail contacts Jane Schneider and Charles Lusco, telephone 614.863.4016.

Akron/Canton Airport Noise. E-mail contact caknoise@aol.com .

Citizens Against Reckless Expansion (Dayton International Airport). E-mail contact Joe Ellis; 2201 Kershner Road, Dayton, OH 45414; tele. 937.898.4749.

Miami County Chapter "Save Our Skies" (Dayton International Airport). E-mail contact Carol McKeever.

Olmsted Falls Airport Committee is concerned with the noise impacts of expansion of Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland.


OREGON

Clark County Airport Issues Roundtable is a grassroots group formed to give voice to the residents in Vancouver and Clark County on the issues of airport noise and pollution from neighboring Portland International Airport (PDX). E-mail airportnoise_vancouver [AT] hotmail.com.

Oregon Aviation Watch -- The mission of Oregon Aviation Watch is to enhance and protect the quality of life for Oregon residents by eliminating the adverse impacts of aviation activity.


PENNSYLVANIA

Bucks Residents For Responsible Airport Management (B.R.R.A.M.) is a grassroots organization in Bucks County, PA concerned with past, current, and anticipated expansion of the Trenton-Mercer Airport. 25 South Main Street, PMB 171, Yardley, PA 19067; e-mail info [AT] brram.org.

Citizens Alliance on Chester County Airport. P. O. Box 182, Parkesburg, PA 19365; e-mail jamjr [AT] ccil.org.


RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island Watch (T.F. Green Airport, Warwick).


TENNESSEE

Airport Area Residents Alliance (Memphis). P.O. Box 30935, Memphis Tennessee 38130-0935; tel 901.542.9516 or 901.363.4631.


TEXAS

Love Field Citizens Action Committee (Dallas). A nonprofit grass-roots organization formed in 1980 by residents living in the neighborhoods surrounding Love Field Airport.

Coalition of Homeowner Alliances Requiring Government Equity (Houston). A coalition is fighting the airport noise, air pollution, and loss of value and reasonable enjoyment of property caused by recent expansion of the Bush Intercontinental Airport. Contact Mike Cothran, 281.446.4381; or e-mail hhusky [AT] earthlink.net (Hank Husky)


VIRGINIA

Citizens Concerned About Jet Noise (Virginia Beach). This group seeks to minimize noise from Navy jets at Oceana NAS and Fentress Field. E-mail ccajn [AT] juno.com (Jack E. Ferrebee, Esq.); 1060 Lasking Rd. Suite 12B, Virginia Beach, VA. 23451-6365; voice 757.425.2494, fax 757.425.2695.


WASHINGTON

Airport Communities Coalition (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport). A coalition of several municipalities fighting plans to build a third runway.

Citizens Against Sea-Tac Expansion (C.A.S.E.). E-mail snorer9 [AT] jps.net (Mike Anderson); 19900 Fourth Ave. S.W., Normandy Park, WA 98166-4043; tel 206.242.9417.

Citizens Fed-Up with Aviation Noise (Boeing Field). 2017 Second Ave., Seattle, WA 98121; tel 206.723.9822.

Georgetown Crime Prevention (Boeing Field). E-mail dovecotes [AT] msn.com (Lorna Dove); 6435 Flora Ave South, Seattle, WA 98108; voice 206.763.2958, fax 206.764.1202.

Regional Commission on Airport Affairs (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport). E-mail contact rcaa [AT] earthlink.net (Chas Talbot); 19900 Fourth S.W., Normandy Park, WA 98166; tel. 206.824.3120, cell 206.310.4873.

Seattle Council on Airport Affairs The SCAA is an association of individuals, community-based organizations, and other entities, located primarily in Seattle, who are concerned about the increasing negative impact on the quality of life of this region by airport and aviation operations. E-mail chas [AT] accessone.com (Chas Talbot); 3213 W. Wheeler St., PMB 146, Seattle WA 98199; tel 206.763.SCAA.


WASHINGTON, D.C.

Citizens for the Abatement of Noise (Dulles and National Airports). E-mail nonoise [AT] caan.org; P.O. Box 40093, Washington D.C. 20016; tel 301.320.5905.


WISCONSIN

Airport Neighbors Association (Mitchell Int. Airport, Milwaukee). Originally organized in 2001 to fight ground noise from the airport, the group has expanded its concerns to include relief from all sources of aircraft noise as well as air pollution. E-mail airportneighbors [AT] earthlink.net (Jim Baker).


And around the world . . .

Anger over the intensity of aircraft noise and expansion of urban airports is worldwide.
Here are only a few Web sites of people in other countries organized against airport expansion.


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[Updated July 17, 2016]