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Mukilteo v. U.S. Department of Transportation

The Ninth Circuit denied a petition challenging the FAA's decision that no EIS was necessary to commence operating commercial passenger service at an industrial airport near Everett, Washington. The FAA prepared an EA, but chose not to...

Tinicum Township v. United States Department of Transportation

The Third Circuit denied petitions for review under NEPA challenging the FAA's approval of an expansion project at the Philadelphia International Airport. The FAA prepared an EIS and conducted an air quality analysis to meet the...

Barnes v. United States Department of Transportation

The Ninth Circuit remanded the FAA's decision not to prepare an EIS in conjunction with its approval of an airport runway construction project. Relying chiefly on two cases involving airport improvements—neither of which involved a new...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Federal Aviation Admin.

The Second Circuit denied a petition for review of an Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) order approving the relocation of the Panama City-Bay County International Airport to a new site in Florida. The FAA complied with the National...

Marshfield, Town of v. Federal Aviation Admin.

The First Circuit denied a petition for review of the Federal Aviation Agency's (FAA's) decision to reroute aircraft approaching and departing Logan Airport in Boston. Peer-reviewed noise studies showed that the impact on noise levels...

Save Our Heritage v. Federal Aviation Admin.

The court denies a petition to review a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) decision that authorized an airline company to provide scheduled passenger service to New York's LaGuardia Airport from a general aviation airport located in...

New York, City of v. Slater

The court holds that the Secretary of Transportation's failure to issue an environmental impact statement (EIS) in connection with an order awarding takeoff and landing slots to airlines at LaGuardia Airport in New York did not violate...