LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The city of Los Angeles has filed a lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration over airplane noise.
The complaint was filed Friday in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of residents in the West Adams, Mid-City and surrounding neighborhoods who have complained of increased noise. According to the Los Angeles Times, the noise is the result of relatively new routes used to access Los Angeles International Airport.READ MORE: Lakers Overcome Morant's 40-points, Beat Grizzlies 121-118 For First Win Of Season
The city wants the court to invalidate the flight plan and compel the FAA to do a proper environmental review, which city attorney Mike Feuer says has not been done. Feuer further contends that the FAA has not sought public comment on new routes that were put into effect in 2017 and changed in 2018.At Least 1 Person Killed In Crash Off The 57 Freeway
An FAA spokesman told the LA Times that the agency will not comment on pending legislation.
Residents in the San Fernando Valley previously complained about new flight paths for planes using Hollywood Burbank Airport.MORE NEWS: Vehicle Crashes Into Restaurant Killing One, Injuring Five
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