Federal Regulation of Aircraft Noise, the Legal Rights of Airport Neighbors, and Legal Aspects of Compatible Land Use 710335

Part I emphasizes the increased public need for air transport over the past few years, with the resulting greater magnitude of the noise problem in spite of extensive efforts to reduce it.
Part II summarizes the most significant developments in the realm of Federal legislation and regulation since 1965.
Part III reviews the most significant United States court cases in the last five years. It points to the renewed, but largely unsuccessful, efforts to obtain injunctions in airport noise cases and explains their lack of success. It then reviews the principal cases in which damages have been sought or recovered.
Finally, in Part IV, it discusses some of the reasons why land use planning has not been effective in most places and spells out some possible means of improving the legal framework for such planning.


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