Since 1970, when Richard Nixon was president, the rules and regulations regarding the monitoring of airport noise have been the same. The 1970s-era legislation is outdated. Congressman Mike Quigley has done nothing to adequately address the problem of airport noise and its impact on the lives of residents around O’Hare.
HARWOOD HEIGHTS, IL – Vince Kolber today kicked off his campaign for Congress (IL-5) in the shadow of O’Hare airport. Kolber outlined his 3-point plan to get residents much needed help in dealing with O’Hare airport noise and runway expansion.
“Recent runway expansion has had a negative effect on property values and the lives of families and homeowners in and around the airport. Congressman Mike Quigley has done nothing to adequately address the problem of airport noise and its impact on the lives of residents around O’Hare. If elected to Congress, my first act will be to immediately begin working on legislation to make current the rules and regulations that were written 45 years ago regarding the monitoring of airport noise around O’Hare,” Vince Kolber said.
Vince Kolber outlined the details of his 3-point plan: “First, we need to rewrite and bring up to date legislation regarding airport noise and measurement standards currently in use around O’Hare. Second, we must measure the true financial damage to homeowners, small businesses, taxpayers, families and seniors in and around O’Hare, especially those most affected by O’Hare airport expansion to provide equitable relief. Third, we must make those who profit directly from the growth at O’Hare provide adversely affected property owners with economic relief. Updating congressionally mandated noise monitoring standards will help pave the way. When elected to Congress, I will provide the leadership to do just that,” Vince Kolber concluded.