Legislative hearing on airplane particulate emssions

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Washington state House environment committee will hold a hearing on HB 1171 Tuesday, January 24 at 1:30pm in the House Hearing Room B, John L. O'Brien, Olympia.

HB 1171 funds a cutting edge scientific assessment of the harms to human health and the environment resulting from SeaTac Airport operations.

The NexGen airplane guidance system funnels airplane arrivals to SeaTac into a narrow corridor which flies over Shoreline. Concerns are noise pollution and ultrafine particulate matter emissions from air traffic.

Local representatives from the Quiet Skies Puget Sound coalition will attend the hearing. Rep. Gerry Pollet, D-46 has signed on as a sponsor of the bill. Rep. Ruth Kagi, D-32 is a member of the committee.

Residents can attend the hearing in person or they can submit written testimony via the legislative website (click on "Comment On This Bill.") Written testimony must be submitted before the hearing, which starts at 1:30pm Tuesday.

Hearing are televised on TVW

Live video is available at the stated time. Archived video becomes available approximately two hours after the close of the hearing or floor session.

Jan 24, 2017 House Environment at 01:30pm


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