Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/25/2013 07:23:25 PM PDT
Updated: 05/25/2013 07:32:49 PM PDT
San Bernardino County, Ontario and Culver City are asking the Los Angeles County Airport Land Use Commission to rescind its approval of plans to modernize Los Angeles International Airport.
The three cities are challenging the approval, stating LAX’s environmental plan violates several public safety standards as well as raises concerns about traffic, noise and air-quality effects that could result from modernizing the airport.
They also claim Los Angeles World Airports, which is the owner and operator of LAX as well as L.A./Ontario International Airport, has failed to provide the commission the entire plan detailing the environmental impacts.
“Ontario supports LAX modernization. However, it must be done in an environmentally responsible way that respects the practical capacity of LAX and ensures the regional airports can capture their appropriate shares of passenger demand without creating excessive traffic and automotive emissions,” Ontario Councilman Alan Wapner said.
Wapner is also president of the Ontario International Airport Authority, a multi-jurisdictional agency that was set up to manage ONT if there is a transfer of the airport to local control.
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