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Frosh Challenges FAA Inaction On BWI Flight Paths

November 9th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

The state of Maryland on Friday filed a petition to force federal officials to respond to a request for new flight paths at BWI Marshall Airport, Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said.

The petition was filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit after the Federal Aviation Administration didn't act on Frosh's administrative petition.

At issue are the lower approaches and takeoffs under the FAA's NextGen program. It's led to noise concerns from people who live near both BWI and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

"For months, the FAA has refused to respond to our request for additional environmental surveys and changes to flight paths at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport," Frosh said in a statement. "The FAA’s inaction is unlawful and today, my office filed a petition for review with the Court, asking the court to compel the FAA to respond and begin the process of altering flight paths at BWI."

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