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ENVIRONUTS TO KILL JOBS, RESTRICT ACCESS TO PARK BECAUSE OF 'NOISE POLLUTION'

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ENVIRONUTS TO KILL JOBS, RESTRICT ACCESS TO PARK FOR PEOPLE WITH LIMITED MOBILITY AND JEOPARDIZE PUBLIC SAFETY.




May 1, 2012

HAI Raises Alarm Over National Park Rules

By Mary Grady, Contributing editor







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park rules email article print article mary grady contributing editor



New legislation now in the works would allow the National Park
Service to regulate air tour operators in airspace above U.S. national
parks, Helicopter Association International said this week. HAI said the
proposal is "unacceptable, establishes a dangerous precedent, and would
transfer the FAA's statutory role in overseeing air safety to third
parties." The amendment (PDF)
to the Senate version of the Highway Authorization bill would grant
authority to the Park Service director to regulate commercial air tours
above the parks and within a half mile of park borders. If it passes,
the bill would enable the Park Service to unilaterally eliminate air
tours above the parks, HAI said.




"This amendment would lead to lost jobs for pilots, drivers,
guides, and support staff of air tour providers and the local businesses
that rely on them," said HAI, "with a ripple effect of lower
manufacturing employment within the helicopter parts and maintenance
industry." HAI also raised safety concerns, noting that "the last time
the National Park Service exerted undue influence on air routes over a
national park, a midair collision between a fixed-wing aircraft and a
helicopter resulted." Various proposals have been in the works for about
25 years to try to restrict park overflights, according to USA Today. Proponents cite noise concerns, saying visitors have a right to expect "natural quiet" in the parks.

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  • Icarus 2012/05/31 13:41:30
    Lib: Only tree huggers should be allowed in the Grand Canyon..
    Icarus
    What's the point of preserving a National Park for the people if you're then going to ruin the people's enjoyment of it with noise pollution? Honestly, the twisted thinking of someone who *objects* to preserving something *good* is just baffling to me...
  • Back_woods_boy 2012/05/31 12:50:14
    Normal Person: Greenies are mental midgets...
    Back_woods_boy
    +1
    I'm so sick of u lefty tree huggers! Just to protest against u I'm going to fill all my hunting tags this fall! And where do I send the pics PETA.com?
  • Dale 2012/05/31 12:26:18
    Normal Person: Liberal whackos ruin everything...
    Dale
    Butcher a tree and roast a Spotted Owl, trust the "greenies" and "huggers" have done enough damage. Think they are going just a little bit over the line on this one.
  • sglmom 2012/05/31 12:20:33
    Normal Person: Too much government control....
    sglmom
    +1
    So .. they are ADMITTING they DISCRIMINATE against anyone with Disabilities?

    Wonder if they realize that Citizens with Disabilities pay TAXES too?
    and that we LIKE going to parks .. enjoy trails .. love scenic vistas?

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