Note: US-CAWA Activities (1997-2002). AReCO was
the founding member of US-CAWA. The following are for US-CAW
Oil/Fuel Price Forecasts Fuel More Airline Demise," July, 20, 2005.
O'HARE SCHEME FAILS AIR
QUALITY CONFORMITY, June 27, 2005.
Airports: Government says, "What Noise???" April 20, 2005.
Program Falters and Fools, Sept. 16, 2004.
Anti-environmental Actions Harms Millions," July 5, 2004.
to DOT for United Whistle-Blowers treatment.April 23, 2004.
Environmental Justice issues that may apply to
O'Hare. April 12, 2004.
"Senior Scientist: Rapid Global
Warming is Happening Now." USNewswire, Oct. 30, 2003.
A Vicious Cycle: Government Force-Feeds Airport Expansion While Removing the
Public from the Process, USNewswire, Oct. 30, 2003.
FAA’s Secret Meeting
Isn’t Flying. Oct. 17, 2003
on FAA's Strategic Plan (2004-2008). Aug. 5, 2003.
to FAA & Chicago on Purpose & Need and ALP. Apr. 21, 2003.
AReCO petitions US-EPA for protection.
Sept. 20, 2002.
THE CHAMBER IS
WRONG! Aug, 27, 2002.
"Groups urge senators to protect
communities around airports." Aug. 20, 2002.
O'Hare Expansion Bill Harms Illinois. Dec. 14, 2001
of Durbin's O'Hare Expansion Bill. Dec. 2001
Owners Big Losers In Airport Deal. Dec. 5, 2001
and Mayor’s O’Hare Expansion Plan Built on Lies. Dec. 3, 2001.
and Daley trade health, safety and welfare for Meigs convenience and O'Hare's
profits. Nov. 27, 2001
for Illinois Senator Dick Durbin's Resignation. July 13th, 2001.
Editorial Response to Chicago Tribune supporting O'Hare expansion. May 14, 2001
AReCO calls for boycott of
Chicago Businesses promoting expansion. May 14, 2001
AReCO opposes using FMS for
"noise abatement" procedures. Apr. 25, 2001
Statement to the Illinois House
Aviation Committee, regarding the Impact of the Airport Development Plans on the
Environment and on Surrounding Neighborhoods, April 17, 2001.
Chicago: "Not In My
Backyard": Chicago directs noise & pollution to suburbs March 2001.
Management System Causes O’Hare Neighbors More Problems Dec. 2000
Candidates ignore significant health and environmental issues.Oct. 27, 2000.
Press Release, September 1, 2000
Summer 1999 (in PDF format)
Newsletter, May 1997
Newsletter, April 1997
Newsletter, March 1997
Newsletter, February 1997
Newsletter, December 1996
Newsletter, November 1996
Newsletter, October 1996
Newsletter, Summer 1996
Letters to the
More runways for Midway, Apr. 7,
Chastising newspaper editorial
for taking so long on FAA, Apr. 2008.
the Mayor of Chicago for Intl' Noise Awareness Day, April 2000 (in PDF
the Chicago Tribune, July 1999
To the Chicago Tribune, June 1999
To the Chicago Tribune, January 1998
To the Daily Herald, November 1997
Comments to USEPA on
leaded aviation gas, Mar. 17, 2008.
Draft Air Quality General Conformity Determination, OMP, June 20-21 2005.
testimony on the State Of Competition In The Airline Industry, Hearing Before
The Committee On The Judiciary House Of Representatives, 105th Congress, Second
Session, May 19, 1998.
petitions federal government not to bend under Durbin's pressure and asks for
more time for public review, July 9, 2004.
AReCO petitions FAA to study
airport PM and health bubble effects submitting American Heart Assoc. study,
July 6, 2004.
in respect to the Oakland Airport 2003 SEIR, Nov. 7, 2003.
to the Town Hall Meeting on O’Hare Expansion. Sept. 25, 2003.
again petitions USEPA for health protection, Feb. 26, 2003.
EPA Petition for Health Protection.
Sept. 5, 2002.
AReCO's Comments to FAA OMP EIS Scoping Document. Sept. 13, 2002.
Oral Testimony of Jack Saporito
for the Alliance of Residents Concerning O’Hare, Inc. regarding O’Hare
Modernization Program, Environmental Impact Statement Public Scoping Meeting.
testimony re. World Gateway Expansion. Dec. 13, 2001.
response to the FAA regarding the FEIS for the Chicago Terminal Airspace Project
Congressman Hyde's statement to the FAA on O'Hare's World Gateway program (in
To Director Skinner IEPA Regarding Ozone Action Days (in PDF format)
To Chief Bureau of Railroads
To the Illinois EPA, April 1999
To the US-EPA, February 1999
To the US-EPA,
April 1998 (in PDF format)
To the Federal
Aviation Administration, November 1997 (in PDF format)
To the US
House Subcommittee on Science, October 1997 (in PDF format)
EPA denies AReCO's
petition for monitoring protection, Nov. 2002.
from IDOT on future of transportation. July 27th, 2001.
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) sets
new international rules designed to perpetuate aircraft noise (don't be fooled
by 10dB), hamstring airport local decisions and mandate airport
"landuse" expansion. Also, new Stage IV does not reduce
the SOC Solution will relieve O’Hare Airport delays. Feb. 22, 2002
Why Daley’s O’Hare expansion will not "relieve" delays. Feb. 21,
radio ads hit loss of jobs throughout the region and the dire impact on schools
caused by O’Hare expansion plan. Feb. 4, 2001.
corruption at O’Hare; no cheese in Wisconsin. SOC, Jan. 24, 2001
In the interests of accuracy... SOC. Jan. 23, 2001.
Civic Committee's letter to Boeing Aircraft Manufacturing assuring Governor Ryan
and Mayor Daley's cooperation on the O'Hare delay and expansion issue, Mar. 28,
Civic Committee's top O'Hare expansionist, Lester Crown, has serious conflicts
of interest according to SOC. Dec. 2001.
Audit: O'Hare expansion to cost over $70 billion; who
- Petition to John McCain: Proposed Open Skies Treaty
Threatens U.S. Security, Environment; 3/1/06.
Grossly Erroneous Oil/Fuel
Price Forecasts Used For U.S. Air Transportation Demand Projections Drive
Excessive Air Transportation Demand Forecasts, July 19, 2005.
COMMENTS, DRAFT AIR
QUALITY GENERAL CONFORMITY DETERMINATION, OMP, MAY 2005
AReCO petition to state for airport health regulation. 4/30/04.
- EPA OK's AReCO's
request for epidemological study for O'Hare airport vicinity. Oct. 23, 2003.
AReCO's third request from
the USEPA for documents, air monitoring and an epidemiological study. 9/22/03.
AReCO requests extension of 120 days for EIS
Scoping Public Comments. 9/11/02.
- Testimony to the United
Nations, Nov. 14, 2001. FINDINGS - Airport and aircraft operations cause
massive amounts and unusual types of serious and deadly air, water (surface
and ground), noise, and ground pollution. Yet, emissions, noise and other
adverse effects caused by the air transportation industry are grossly
underreported by the industry and governments.
Caused Flight Delays. Nov. 14, 2001.
to United Nations asking them to regulate aviation issues globally. Nov. 27,
Flight Delays". Mar. 5, 2001.
Leaves Americans Without Protection. Aug. 20, 2001.
Aviation Protection Weak
Joseph Crowley report titled "LaGuardia Airport, Can the Airport and
the Community Coexist?". Click
Here (PDF format).
EPA response on fuel dumping.
statement on Peak-time market based incentives to reduce flight delays:
Clearing the Runway. 4/25/01
asking President Bush to oppose any attempts to weaken our environmental and
legal rights and requesting a meeting March
15, 2001 (Adobe PDF Format).
Climate Warming Trading Scheme for Aviation November
13th, 2000 (Adobe PDF Format).
to President Clinton from New York Councilwoman Julia Harrison thanking him
for increasing air traffic. April
2000 (Adobe PDF format).
paper circulated by US-CAW, signed by an alliance of 58 environmental,
health and civic organizations and municipalities urged President Clinton to
veto The Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment & Reform Act for the 21st
Century (AIR-21) [HR1000]. March
*Despite the impressive alliance, the president signed HR 1000 into law on
April 5, 2000.
from Natural Resources Defense Counsel supporting CAW's call for a veto of
HR 1000, the massive aviation bill. March
to President Clinton from US-CAW requesting a veto of H.R. 1000.
from President Clinton on the signing of the "Extension of the Airport
Improvement Program Act." The president grossly underestimates
the number of people affected by aircraft noise.
Against Airport Pollution (MAAP) respond to the National Parent Teachers
Association [PTA] Resolution and Position Statement: PROTECTION OF CHILDREN
FROM HARMFUL EFFECTS OF AIRCRAFT EMISSIONS. November
to the Secretary of Transportation from Representative Adam Smith
encouraging the FAA to comply with requirements for local involvement in
noise mitigation projects, including consistency with local plans and local
support from communities. January
of Representative Adam Smith to the General Accounting Office regarding
possible violations of the use of federal funds for the Port of Seattle
Noise Remedy Program and their apparent failure to comply with federal grant
requirements. May 27, 1998
of Congressman Henry J. Hyde before The Committee On Transportation and
Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation Hearing on Airline Competition.
concerning addition of slot exemptions to Chicago O’Hare International
Airport. April 28,1999
UNFRIENDLY SKIES” by Charles R. Miller. A recent article submitted by
AReCO and US-CAW to the Earth Island Journal. 1998
for the Abatement of Aircraft Noise (CAAN) letter to the EPA in support of
the petition requesting that EPA require SIC Code 45 facilities (airports,
airline terminals and aircraft maintenance facilities) to report releases of
toxic chemicals listed on the toxic release inventory.
to President Clinton. November 8,
project could cost anywhere from $15 billion to $67 billion
High-speed rail is answer to air woes, June 14,2008.
Turns Back The Clock On Air Travel: Action Helps Airlines, Harms Public, Dec.
Massive marvel of aviation, Mar. 21, 2007.
Is your trip
necessary?, The Journal of the Nature and Society Forum, Feb-Mar 2007, p.8.
Echoing Concerns On Funding For O'Hare
Expansion, Feb. 1, 2007.
"Saporito: FAA Should Be Making Pollution Statements," July, 13, 2005
AVIATION EXPERTS: O'HARE PLAN
"BLOWS WIND", Mar. 9, 2005.
Expansion foes get deadline
extension, Mar. 9, 2005.
Shadley—Correspondent, Chicago Public Radio News, FAA Public Hearings on
O'Hare Expansion, 2/24/05
over jet noise, emissions heats up," Feb. 23 2005.
Study: O'Hare expansion, neighbors can
co-exist, Feb. 03, 2005.
U.S. airports make changes for A380, Jan. 17,
FAA analysis: O'Hare growth
and neighbors can co-exist, Jan. 20, 2005.
& FAA environmental claims are false, Jan. 13, 2005.
Opponents May Take Legal Steps, Jan. 12, 2005.
Chambers Secret Plot:
"Click here for Chicago Chamber of Commerce scheme"
Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), without running any pollution impact
studies, pre-commits Illinois and the USEPA to O'Hare airport expansion and
pollution doubling, in full support of Senate bill S.2039 to transfer Illinois'
decision-making rights to the federal government, while parroting distorted
statements such as "...all of the environmental groups dropped their
opposition to the bill." September 1, 2002.
Find out how
money buys off corrupt legislators, whose actions harm us. Click
Here for link to the Airport Integrity Project.
Letter from American Airlines to
Des Plaines residents to put pressure on city officials to drop out of
Suburban O'Hare Commission
and join Chicago's Noise Compatibility group.
Break Down: States, Municipalities Pull Out of Emissions Talks, Dec. 3,
Local Man To Speak At
National Conference, Oct. 21, 2004
O'Hare-Rockford pact can help both
airports? Oct. 14, 2004.
Court released damning evidence! "O'Hare
Master Plan Strategy, Internal Strategy.
Concern about Gary, IN
population and the significant public health problems that airport and aircraft
poisoning will cause to a large percentage of the population, Sept. 25, 2004.
Aviation woes, Sept. 18,
Mothers Organize To Stamp Out Air Pollution
At O'Hare, Sept. 8, 2004.
won't end delays, Aug. 20, 2004.
FAA agrees to
study O'Hare PM 2.5, July 29, 2004.
diverting flights to Gary, Rockford not on table, August 5, 2004.
How to stop
airport delays, July 25, 2004.
group seeks delay in O'Hare expansion, July 10, 2004.
expansion foes demand closer look at air pollution, May 5, 2004.
FAA delays decision on O'Hare
runway plan, Apr. 19, 2004.
Climate Change Solution: Limit Jet Flights, Mar. 2, 2004.
Objections To The Proposal That Downers Grove Endorse Chicago’s O’Hare
Expansion Project, 1/24/04.
awake to discover mysterious grime on cars. Chicago Sun-Times, Dec. 17,
Senators Reject Push to Protect NEPA in FAA Bill. InsideEPA, Nov. 20, 2003.
quality nags airport expansion. Oakland Tribune, Oct. 20, 2003
pitches aircraft standard in line with U.N. requirements. Greenwire,
expansion idea started on the wrong foot. Chicago Tribune, 9/15/03.
leaders took O'Hare advice from bankrupt airline? The Illinois Leader,
many flights in space over O'Hare. Daily Herald (Letter), 8/28/03.
zone to rise from dead By
KIRSTEN TAGAMI The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 25, 2003 -
STUDY BOLSTERS GROUP'S EFFORT FOR MORE AIRPORT AIR MONITORS. March 7, 2003.
might move O'Hare fight, Daily Herald, 2/13/03
still faces hurdles in D.C., Springfield. Daily Herald, 2/16/03.
calls for Chicago boycott. Daily Herald. 12/16/02.
moves ahead on runway expansion. Robert McCoppin, Daily Herald. 12/04/02.
vying for fast track: U.S. environmental reviews expedited for some
projects. Jon Hilkevitch, Chicago Tribune, 12/01/02.
Public Radio: 90.3 WCPN, 'Dealing
With Increased Airport Noise: Problem Has Locals Concerned As Cleveland
Hopkins Plans Expansion." Aired December 20, 2000.
cancer link? Chicago Tribune, Sept. 23, 2002.
Investigation Unit, Inc. oversees aviation-related accidents and loss of
life due to the negligence of airlines, aircraft manufacturers and the
regulatory agencies charged with oversight. Article
fuels global warming trend Jetliner pollution gets scant focus in U.S., but
issue on U.N. agenda for climate talks. MSNBC
other environmental organizations reach settlement on lawsuit regarding
deicing fluid use at O'Hare Airport. As a result of the suit, O'Hare must
investigate methods to decrease releases of ethylene glycol. June,
other groups sue Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) and
Chicago O'Hare Airport. January, 1998
settlement of what US-Citizens Aviation Watch Association and the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency believed was over 100 violations of the
Clean Water Act and other laws by the State of Maryland and
Baltimore-Washington International Airport. US-Citizens Aviation Watch
Association along with a member, Airport Environmental Coalition, with our
attorneys Natural Resources Defense Council and the Humane Society of the
United Sates and with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sued and won
settlement with the Maryland Aviation Administration and the State of
The purpose of this agreement is to further the goals of
the Clean Water Act and to interpret this Decree in a consistent causing the
Defendant to maintain full compliance with the Act and the NPDES and all
applicable regulations at all times. This lawsuit and another legal action
brought against Chicago O'Hare International Airport were instrumental in
making airports nationwide comply with the Clean Water Act. While a major
victory, the lawsuits were only able to address a tiny part of a huge
problem. Click here PDF
is a legal settlement of what we alleged was over 120 violations of the
Clean Water Act and other laws by the Chicago O'Hare Airport during the
1996-97 deicing season. This legal action and a lawsuit we brought against
Baltimore-Washington International Airport were instrumental in making
airports nationwide comply with the Clean Water Act. While a major victory,
the lawsuits were only able to address a tiny part of a huge problem. Click
here PDF Format
Keep Jets Over the Bay Committee et al. v. Board of Port Commissioners.
The California Supreme Court let stand the appeals court's ruling that the
port must prepare a supplemental report on the noise impacts of additional
nighttime flights and the amount of air contaminants emitted by jet engines
and their effect on public health.
Business Aviation Assn. v. City of Naples Airport Authority. The U.S.
District Court, dismissed a lawsuit brought by the National Business
Aviation Association and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association
against the City of Naples [FL] Airport Authority. The lawsuit sought to
enjoin enforcement of a ban on the operation of Stage 2 jet aircraft, under
75,000 lbs. at the Naples Municipal Airport. The Naples ban was a 24 hour a
day restriction aimed at all Stage 2 jet owners and operators.
European Court has agreed to a ban on night-time flights, into and out
of Heathrow between the hours of 11pm and 7 am. They voted by 5 to 2 that
there had been a violation of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human
Rights (right to respect for private and family life and home) and also by 6
votes to 1 that there had been a violation of article 13 (right to an
effective remedy) of the Convention.
- Other links:
Click here to download the free Adobe Acrobar Reader.
Against Airport Pollution
GRAVE DANGER FOR EXPECTANT MOMS NEAR AIRPORTS, Feb. 24, 2005.
Press Release, November 1999
Mothers Against Airport Pollution (MAAP) respond to the National Parent Teachers
Association [PTA] Resolution and Position Statement: PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM
HARMFUL EFFECTS OF AIRCRAFT EMISSIONS.