A series of lawsuits challenging an environmental plan to modernize Los Angeles International Airport were filed Thursday (Staff photo)
Alliance for a Regional Solution to Airport Congestion taking on LAWA
By Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/30/2013 12:33:17 PM PDT
Updated: 05/31/2013 09:50:28 AM PDT
A series of lawsuits challenging an environmental plan to modernize Los Angeles International Airport were filed Thursday.
The lawsuits contend that Los Angeles World Airports, the agency that operates and manages the airport, fails to provide a thorough environmental review, ignores efforts to redistribute air traffic, and raises concerns about traffic, noise and air-quality effects from modernizing the airport.
The agencies and cities involved in the lawsuits are asking that a Superior Court judge delay the project until LAWA conducts an additional analysis, addressing the environmental impacts issues outlined in the legal filings.
The Los Angeles City Council approved a $4.5 billion plan to improve LAX, which includes a controversial plan to move the runways by 260 feet to improve airfield safety, in late April.
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