Moylan Continues Push for Action from Chicago at Press Conference Addressing O’Hare Noise

06/10/2015
CHICAGO – On Monday, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, attended a press conference to continue to urge Chicago to work towards a sustainable, long-term solution to increased noise pollution from O’Hare International Airport. The press conference also addressed Moylan sponsored legislation allowing the city to keep two runways currently scheduled for decommissioning open.



“Legislators from both sides of the aisle and all levels of government came together to speak in one unified voice on this issue,” said Moylan. “Chicago is finally starting to hear the voices of impacted families and we are moving towards solutions to this growing problem.”



The press conference focused on House Joint Resolution 83, which solidifies a written agreement that several members of the General Assembly and Chicago agreed to at a previous time. Chicago agreed that they would hold at least three meetings with representatives of the grassroots Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) organization, and that they would request the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to hold its four planned Open House meetings in areas and communities that are impacted by aircraft noise caused by the new runway reconfiguration. The city will also request that the FAA delay any action on the impacted runways that would lead to irreparable damage until the meetings with FAiR are complete.



The exact meeting dates with the city have yet to be announced.



“Areas that are currently being bombarded by noise need much needed relief as soon as possible,” said Moylan. “I will do all I can to continue to hold Chicago accountable for this unacceptable increase in noise, and work with the city to provide relief to the residents suffering under the flight paths.”



For more information, please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent service office at 847-635-6821 or staterepmoylan@gmail.com.