Harley Rouda

Rep. Harley Rouda’s statement on John Wayne Airport General Aviation Improvement Program

U.S. Representative Harley Rouda (CA-48) gave the following statement regarding the Orange County Board of Supervisors May 7, 2019 vote on the John Wayne Airport General Aviation Improvement Program:

“The John Wayne Airport (JWA) General Aviation Improvement Program (GAIP) is a project that will impact our community for years to come. I understand that the project has drawn considerable attention from our community, including the ire of many. As the U.S. Representative of California’s 48th Congressional District, I understand I do not have a vote on the project, but I have heard my constituent’s concerns with the GAIP, met with JWA officials to learn more about the project, and read through the Environmental Impact Report (EIR). After careful consideration, I believe the Board of Supervisors should consider delaying its vote to certify the EIR and adopt any of the Proposed Project or Alternatives 1, 2, or 3.

“I am concerned that the current EIR does not adequately take into consideration the noise, greenhouse gas emissions, and health effects of the project. The EIR is quick to attribute any future noise increase to commercial operators but fails to take into account the existing level of noise that has harmed the community. Additionally, the EIR uses inadequate thresholds for GHG emissions and health risk assessments that do not take the unique nature of this project into account. Given these shortcomings, I hope the Board of Supervisors considers delaying a vote on certifying the EIR and adopting any proposals until a complete EIR with community input and perspectives is concluded.”

This article was released by the Office of Congressman Harley Rouda.

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  1. I wish you were as concerned about ILLEGAL ALIENS entering our country through the southern border as you are about possible John Wayne Airport expansion.

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