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Rep. Quigley calls on federal government to address O'Hare noise pollution

By Mark Reccek | Mar 20, 2015


U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) is putting pressure on the federal government to address noise pollution at O'Hare International Airport.

Quigley, a member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) and Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Subcommittees of the House Appropriations Committee, wants the federal government to put into place both short-term and long-term solutions to stem noise pollution resulting from new traffic patterns at the airport.

“The unprecedented noise pollution facing our local communities is a serious problem that warrants urgent action from all levels," Quigley said. "This week, I again pressured the federal government to explain why steps have not already been taken to help alleviate the noise issue and pushed for the implementation of both long and short-term solutions to address the damaging effects that the increased noise pollution is having on the health, well being and property values of my constituents."

He said he will continue to fight to ensure issues relating to noise pollution are adequately addressed.

"As an appropriator with direct oversight of the FAA, I made clear my commitment to make the FAA not just hear the concerns of Illinois’ fifth district but to work swiftly and efficiently to alleviate the noise pollution that my constituents endure each day," Quigley said.

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