Today's report in the Journal News is stunning. The headline says it all: Westchester ignored U.S. environmental laws to allow private jet hangar and terminal project We demand the Latimer administration start obeying & enforcing environmental laws at the airport, even if those laws inconvenience private jet owners. Despite having ample notice, the Latimer administration... Continue Reading →
The Coalition to Prevent Westchester Airport Expansion will hold a press conference to announce proposals for improving the County's ability to protect our drinking water in the wake of contamination discovered at the airport near the Kensico Reservoir. The event will begin at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 17th in the BelleFair Homeowners Association Community... Continue Reading →
Dr. Arline Bronzaft, a renowned expert on the health impacts of noise, will appear before the Westchester County Airport Advisory Board on Wednesday, March 27 at 7 PM. A good showing by the community is the best way to focus the County on our needs as they continue to push airport projects with minimal public input. The Airport Advisory Board is your forum to hold the County accountable to its actions.
As a member of the Coalition to Prevent Westchester Airport Expansion, CRCA is participating in a joint Press Conference. Please mark your calendar to attend!
Please attend the next Westchester County Airport Advisory Board Meeting on Wednesday, November 14. Westchester County Commissioner of Public Works Hugh Greechan will be giving a presentation about the proposal to repave runway 16/34. The Westchester Aviation Association has called for their members to attend and urge the county to lock in the status quo and preserve capacity for future expansion.
Westchester County's proposed 2019 capital budget contains a major airport infrastructure project to repave runway 16/34 that would preserve & renew current levels of capacity at the airport for 20 years. Please join us on October 23 in speaking out against this thoughtless preservation of the unacceptable status quo.
The World Health Organization's European office has released new guidelines showing that aircraft noise above 45 LDN is hazardous to human health. Westchester County Airport's noise monitors show that monitoring stations throughout the county receive over 45 LDN of aircraft noise.
Westchester County has released a draft proposal for the new Airport Master Plan. We believe that the current proposal does not reflect input from public hearings over the summer showing that the current environmental impact of the airport is unacceptable. Please attend a meeting at 8:30am on Tuesday, October 2 at the airport's 2nd floor conference room to comment on the proposal.
The Business Council of Westchester wants Westchester County to sell our airport to a for-profit operator for 40 years. Their campaign simply repeats Rob Astorino's proposal that voters rejected in the 2017 election. Sadly, the BCW is basing their campaign on falsehoods.
Several groundwater monitoring wells on Westchester County Airport property have tested high for PFOS & PFOA. One well found 990 parts per trillion of PFOS & PFOA, over 14 times the EPA's guideline level for drinking water. This is over 10 times the level initially found in a private well near the airport in July... Continue Reading →