I admit up front that I know almost nothing about the substantive law that’s invoked in the harebrained lawsuit filed against the Air Force last week in federal court in Tucson. The lawsuit is founded on the claim that airport noise can detract from children’s mental development and education, and therefore the environmental review that was done in conjunction with a plan for more “visiting” aircraft to use Davis-Monthan Air Force Base was inadequate. For all I know, it may technically have some merit.
That doesn’t mean the lawsuit isn’t harebrained. I’d like to introduce the people behind the lawsuit to all the pillars of society produced by Robison Elementary School and Mansfeld Junior High School (not to mention Tucson High). We all grew up under the D-M flight path. The people behind this lawsuit apparently think our development must have been retarded as a result. I beg to differ, as would, I am certain, every one of my classmates.
Perhaps the people behind this lawsuit should ask the mayor of Tucson if he thinks their action is in the “public interest.” I don't think he would concur.
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