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L.A.-area House members launch new effort to reduce helicopter noise
L.A.-area House members launch new effort to reduce helicopter noise

WASHINGTON -- With the proposed Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act unable to get off the ground in Congress, a group of lawmakers is turning to Plan B to try to nudge the Federal Aviation Administration to act more aggressively to reduce helicopter noise. Five Los Angeles-area lawmakers are seeking to attach language to a spending bill that would direct the FAA, within a year after the measure's passage, to begin writing rules to reduce helicopter noise unless it can show that voluntary noise-reduction efforts are working. The congressmen, all Democrats, call annoying chopper noise "an issue of great importance to our constituents'' in a letter...

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