July 20, 2023
Pressley Fights for Quiet Skies Near Logan Airport to Improve Quality of Life for Residents
Supports Provisions in FAA Bill to Promote Noise Abatement, Clean Energy, and Community Input
WASHINGTON – Today, in a speech on the House Floor, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), a member of the Congressional Quiet Skies Caucus, discussed the quality of life issues for residents living near Boston Logan Airport and highlighted her support for provisions in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act to invest in noise abatement, clean energy, and community input.
A video of her speech can be found here, and a transcript is available below.
Transcript: Pressley Fights for Quiet Skies Near Logan Airport to Improve Quality of Life for Residents
U.S. House of Representatives
July 20, 2023
I rise as the Representative of the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District, which is home to Boston Logan Airport, critical to our economy, for travel, a job engine, and it has created a number of quality of life issues for those who live in proximity to it.
As a proud member of the Congressional Quiet Skies Caucus, I wanted to talk about what these constituents are experiencing, and they write my office daily about living proximate to one of the nation’s busiest airports.
Loud air traffic starting in the early morning hours and lasting until midnight, adverse health effects exacerbated by interrupted sleep, aircraft noise, air pollution. It’s all taking a toll.
That’s why I support provisions in the FAA bill that invest in noise abatement, clean energy, and, most importantly, community input.
It is through cooperative governance and listening to impacted communities – who are often the most underserved and overlooked – that we can advance policies that are responsive to their needs – the needs of my constituents in Charlestown, East Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville.
I am proud to have secured more than 80 million dollars for Boston Logan Airport and will work to ensure this bill and those funds move us closer to Quiet Skies in the Massachusetts 7th.