If you love your children, love your spouse and love your self you should read this article.

Please read this article: 

 April 09, 2019 (CNN) Air pollution is deadly:  

“A new study links exposure to it to more than 107,000 premature deaths in the United States in 2011.It isn’t just killing us; it cost the country $866 billion, more than double the value of all the economic activity in a country like Ireland, according to the study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Particulate matter, or particle pollution, is the mix of solid and liquid droplets floating in the air, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. It can come in the form of dirt, dust, soot or smoke. Particulate pollution comes from coal- and natural gas-fired plants. Cars, agriculture, unpaved roads, construction sites and wildfires can also create it.” 

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/08/health/particle-pollution-study/index.html

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If you love your children, love your spouse and love your self you should read this article. Out of self-interest, you should get involved in organized opposition to the FAA implementation of the D.C. metroplex Regan North landing. The noise from overhead aircraft is constant on most days from approximately 6 am until midnight. The FAA direct over Accokeek approximately 70,000 aircraft a year using the north flow arrivals, approximately 200 airplanes a day. Most aircraft fly at an altitude of fewer than 2,500 feet. Research indicates this emission from aircraft jet engines travels as far as 10 miles in every direction.
“The Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment is a research lab in the MIT Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics.”
“Air pollution is responsible for millions of early deaths each year, and every human activity – from manufacturing to agriculture, to aviation – plays its part in this problem. As aviation grows as an industry, so too will the effect it has on air quality. Under existing conditions, aircraft emissions are thought to be responsible for around ten thousand premature deaths per year.”

The FAA routes 70,000 aircraft over Accokeek every year. So many of us don’t seem to realize the jet exhaust is affecting our health.

The FAA routes 70,000 aircraft over Accokeek every year. So many of us don’t seem to realize the jet exhaust is affecting our health. Read the following article. 
Pollution from aviation emissions has significant health impacts 
new study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has estimated that long term exposure to aviation related ozone and fine particulates (specifically PM2.5, the smallest particles) contributes to 16,000 premature deaths a year worldwide, costing an estimated $21 billion a year. 
The study considered the health impact of near airport, regional and global emissions, estimating that ‘cruise altitude’ emissions were the most significant contributor to health impacts world-wide. However, emissions from the landing and take off aircraft cycle, were found to have significant pollution related health impacts for communities living closest to airports, contributing to 49% of the premature deaths associated with aircraft emissions in Europe. 

So many people I talk to don’t seem to understand how the decision by the FAA to direct low flying plane over our community will affect their health and their property values.

Last week I had a conversation with a neighbor about all the airplanes flying over our community. The gentleman stated that he intended to sell his home and move to Florida. He expressed little interest in making phone calls and writing letters to politicians for assistance. I informed him that his ability to sell his home and the price he would receive would be negatively affected by aircraft noise. So many people I talk to don’t seem to understand how the decision by the FAA to direct low flying plane over our community will affect their health and their property values. Take a look at this article.
The Impact of Airport Noise on Residential Real Estate
by Randall Bell, MAI
“As populations and airports expand, airport noise is an increasingly important issue for real estate analysts. In researching real estate damage issues, the topic of airport noise and its impact on property market values are particularly well-documented and well-researched areas. This article puts airport noise into the framework of the Detrimental Conditions (DC) Matrix, outlines the measurement of “noise,” sets forth some of the health effects of airport noise, and addresses the impact that airport noise has on property market values. There are dozens of published studies on the topic, all of which virtually come to the conclusionthat homes under or nearby the flight corridors of national or inter- national airports experience some diminution in property market values.”

A bill that may benefit our fight against airport noise and pollution. H. R. 976 has been introduced in Congress.

To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to enter into appropriate arrangements with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to provide for a report on the health impacts of air traffic noise and pollution, and for other purposes.

Over 70,000 airplanes fly over Accokeek, Fort Washington. and adjacent communities every year. Tremendous noise and pollution are caused by these aircraft. If we are to get relief it is important that the politicians get involved. Take a look at the cosponsors, you don’t see Stenner Hoyer or Anthony Brown who represent Accokeek, Fort Washington, and Oxon Hill. We should remember these politicians in the next election.

H.R.976 – Air Traffic Noise and Pollution Expert Consensus Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) | Get alerts

 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/976/text

Introduced in House (02/05/2019)

 116th CONGRESS
1st Session

 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 5, 2019

Mr. Lynch (for himself, Mr. Krishnamoorthi, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Raskin, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Sherman, Ms. Brownley of California, Mr.Lipinski, Mr. Lowenthal, Ms. Speier, Ms. Judy Chu of California, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. Schakowsky, Ms. Bass, Ms. Norton, Mr. Suozzi, and Miss Rice of New York) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

 A BILL

To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to enter into appropriate arrangements with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to provide for a report on the health impacts of air traffic noise and pollution, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the “Air Traffic Noise and Pollution Expert Consensus Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. HEALTH IMPACTS OF AIR TRAFFIC NOISE AND POLLUTION.

(a) Study.—The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall enter into appropriate arrangements with the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine under which the Division will—

(1) not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act, convene a committee of experts in health and environmental science to examine the various health impacts of air traffic noise and pollution; and

(2) issue a corresponding expert consensus report that sets forth current scientific knowledge relating to the various health impacts of air traffic noise and pollution.

(b) Report.—Upon completion of the consensus report, the Division shall transmit the report to—

(1) the Administrator;

(2) the Secretary of Health and Human Services;

(3) the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency;

(4) the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Committee on Oversight and Reform of the House of Representatives; and

(5) the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate.

A letter I am sending to Senator Chris Van Hollen

I encourage you to check out the Montgomery County web site “Montgomery County Quiet Skies Coalition” – https://sites.google.com/site/208xxquietskies/home  
Our wealthy good friends in Maryland (north of DCA) persuaded Montgomery County to appropriate over $300,000 for a noise study to submit to the FAA to support their case in reducing airport noise. They write a lot of letters to politicians and seem to get very good results from their efforts. I have always believed if you see someone accomplishing a goal that you have; you should emulate their behavior. I suggest more of us write letters to our county, local, state and federal government politicians. I have posted a part of a letter I am sending to Senator Chris Van Hollen. I am sending similar letters to all our county, local, state and federal government politicians. From my research, the FAA thinks airport noise is a zero-sum game. The FAA think if they take action to reduce the noise in one community noise is another community has to increase. The FAA should use its satellite technology to revert to the flight paths of the pre-NextGen routes.
Senator Chris Van Hollen
1101 Mercantile Lane
Suite 210
Largo, MD 20774
Phone: (301) 322-6560
I voted for you in your first election and every following election. I commend you for your work in the Senate to help solve the problem of airplane noise. I am asking for your support to help solve the problem of airplane noise in Accokeek (CDP) Md caused by the FAA (DCA Metroplex NextGen Air Traffic Control system). From news reports, I know you are aware of airport noise in communities north of DCA. I believe you do not have the same awareness of airport noise in communities south of DCA, from aircraft approaching DCA from the south (North Flow Arrivals). The North Flow Arrivals has created problems with repetitive concentrated aircraft passing over our homes. Many other cities share this problem.
The residents of Accokeek are experiencing intolerable noise due to the FAA NextGen choice of flight paths. When I moved here, there was no airport noise.  In the past three years, there has been a deterioration in our quality of life caused by the loud noise and emissions from jet engines from the numerous aircraft that fly above our communities every day. We can no longer enjoy our outdoor activities, sunrooms, patios, decks and summer cookouts.
The noise started in 2014 and has gotten worse with time. This increased noise was caused by the FAA decisions to implement the NextGen program. The FAA has become a government agency controlled by the Airlines. The FAA is using its discretionary power to save the Airlines money and pushing the cost to our communities. For every dollar the Airline save with NextGen we pay a cost, lower property values and problems with our health. Four communities that have the greatest excessive aircraft noise are:
1.           Accokeek (CDP) population 10,000 people
2.           Fort Washington (CDP) population 23,717 people
3.           Bensville (CDP) Maryland population11,000 people
4.           Bryans Road (CDP) Maryland population11,000 people
Accokeek was a very good place to live, quiet, uncrowded, plenty of green space, a good quality of life. I have lived in Accokeek Maryland since 1993 (26 years). I, like many of my neighbors, moved here because Accokeek was a good place to live. Accokeek is in the South East part of Prince George’s County. Accokeek CDP is a community of over 10,000 people. The median income is $126,961. The median property value is $371,417. For several years home values in Accokeek have appreciated over 6% a year. Due to decisions by the FAA, commercial airliners often fly over my house every few minutes from 6:00 a.m. to midnight at altitudes below 3,000 feet.  This constant aircraft noise has reduced the equity in my home significantly. This constant noise from low-lying aircraft may prevent me from selling my house. 
I am not the only person who is negatively affected by NextGen airport noise; this problem affects thousands of people in Accokeek Maryland and adjacent communities. I believe in a democracy the government should not be able to take property (reduced the equity in your home) without fair compensation or due process. The FAA (North Flow Arrivals) arbitrarily created aircraft flight paths over homes for aircraft landing at Reagan National Airport. A decision made with no notice, no noise or health studies. A bunch of bureaucrats made this decision, who probably have worked for the airlines in the past and will probably work for the airlines in the future. The FAA only took into consideration how their decisions will impact the airline’s profits and airlines passengers’ comfort. The FAA did not consider the people on the ground in Accokeek. The citizens Accokeek health is impacted, and their property values significantly reduced.

We the residents of Accokeek would like to be included in whatever action you take to get relief from the FAA mandated D.C. Metroplex North Flow Arrivals. We want the FAA to use its satellite technology to revert to the flight paths of the pre-NextGen routes. We believe this is an equitable solution since Accokeek has never had noise from air traffic……..

Article in the JDA Journal – The problems with repetitive concentrated aircraft passing over our home

Some of you may be interested in an article in the JDA Journal. The problems we have with repetitive concentrated aircraft passing over our home is shared by many other cities. There is strength in numbers. With so many people being affected we may get some real assistance from Congress. – Jim
Replay From 2015:NextGen Noise: RNP’s Concentrated IMPACT May Justify Substantive Change In FAA Policies Under A Proper Study
“NextGen implementation is generating complaints…Does the precision of RNP change the Noise Perception….Aviation Noise is being heard and objected to in higher volumes than in the past. It is hard to quantify the level of negative reactions in the metrics of engineering measurement, but the qualitative response is hard to ignore…..
Where are the complaints being registered?  As evidenced by the below two articles and numerous other reports, citizens in
Boston,
Charlotte,
Chicago,
New York,
Phoenix,
San Diego,
San Francisco,
Seattle
Washington, DC and
Other places

 are vociferously making their objections known..”

Are you are interested in telling your story – aircraft traffic in Accokeek

Are you are interested in telling your story – aircraft traffic in Accokeek

I have made a few phone calls to the television and newspaper media trying to get them to do a story on aircraft traffic in Accokeek. I was informed, that I would need more people than just myself to generate coverage from the media. If any of you will be interested in talking to the media for a possible story, message me that you are interested in telling your story. I believe with time and a little effort we can get at least 30 people who will be willing to tell their story to the media. Reasons why I think there may be interest from the media in our predicament: Classic David vs Goliath battle: Political power from Northern Virginia influenced moving air traffic from the Virginia side of the river to the Maryland side of the river. Political power from Montgomery County and Georgetown DC influenced moving air traffic from the South Arrival to the North Arrival Our National, State, and local politicians flocking to help our wealthy neighbors to the north and ignoring our areas. The unfairness of the process: The FAA wrote the rules. Direct aircraft flight paths to those areas that have the smallest population and the least political power. Using these rules anyone could have predicted this part of Maryland would get the air traffic. The injustice of creating a system where the Airlines get all of the benefits and a population who do not often fly on airplane pay all the cost. The aircraft flying over Accokeek and other areas is a new development, the noise was nonexistence when most of us purchased our homes. The cost to the residence in lower property values and health problems: Studies that show how being located under a flight path to an airport will lower your property values Studies that show how being located under a flight path to an airport will affect your health. If we can find some sympathetic, interesting, articulate, people to tell their story how their quality of life has declined since the aircraft started flying low over their neighborhood. I believe the media will love the story.

You can contact me at jimjim7@gmail.com