EPA’s Online Resources

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created in 1970 “…for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.” The effectiveness of EPA has been questioned by practically … Continue reading

Why The Huge Increase in Departures Over Northeast Queens?

FAA needs to come clean, and tell the truth: Why The Huge Increase in Departures Over Northeast Queens? One of the lead groups advocating for balance between airport commerce and local peace and quiet (and air quality, too!) is Queens … Continue reading

EPA on Leaded Avgas: Delay-Delay-Delay

EPA recently issued a response to a petition filed by a coalition seeking action to address the problem of aviation lead air pollution, particularly at the nation’s busiest GA-training airports. Lead was banned decades ago in automotive fuel, paints, and … Continue reading

Three Groups File Petition asking EPA to Address Lead in AvGas

Three leading advocacy groups are petitioning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take action to address harms caused by lead in aviation fuels. The petition was filed on April 21, 2014, by Oregon Aviation Watch (OAW), Friends of the Earth, … Continue reading

FAA Orders Inspections & Repairs for 34,000 Pipers

NOTE: This is a good example of FAA’s ongoing failure to serve safety with diligent regulation. In this case, a series of accidents in the 1990’s caused NTSB to issue Safety Recommendation A-01-006 on 4/16/01. WEB FAA was partially responsive, … Continue reading