High Court Won’t Hear Vt. Airport Noise Challenge
By Bryan Koenig
November 9, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Courtturned down the chance Monday to weigh in on challenge by landowners to a Vermont high court finding that any local effort to curb U.S. Air Force jet noise at a local airport is barred regardless of whether those mitigation efforts actually impact flight operations.
As is customary, no explanation was given for denying appeal to a group of landowners challenging the Vermont Supreme Court’s refusal to force the city of Burlington, Vermont, to enact noise-mitigation protections against Air Force F-35A jets the Pentagon plans on housing near Burlington International Airport.[FULL ARTICLE]