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Florida’s new loud music law

Photo credit: Nazly Ahmed licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies Lately, more cities and states across the United States are introducing legislation to curb loud sounds that intrude on the lives and well-being of its residents. One

Quiet Skies Caucus gets funding to combat aircraft noise

Photo credit: Pixabay by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies The Quiet Skies Caucus, headed by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, enthusiastically announced last week that it was able to get funding “to combat aircraft noise in [the] Appropriations Bill.” Essentially, the provisions included

The race to allow air taxis even as the people try to fight helicopter noise

Photo credit: Archer by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies Just as federal and local representatives are trying to limit nonessential helicopter travel over New York City, we learn that urban air taxis--electric vertical-takeoff-and landing vehicles, known as eVTOLs--will soon be filling the

Battle over the East Hampton Airport

Photo credit: Americasroof licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies The East Hampton Airport, which has given New Yorkers access to the beaches of the Hamptons via helicopters, will be closing down for a very short period. It

Virginia Beach to target noise

Photo credit: Dirk Kirchner licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies Virginia Beach’s City Council, like other City Councils nationally, is considering a noise ordinance that should make it easier for police officers to issue violations. The City Council

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