ZEV at the airport doesn’t tackle the main problem (but it helps a little)

Frontline airport-impacted communities aren’t impacted only by aviation noise, but also by air pollution associated with airport operations, as well as a never-ending stream of traffic. “Green” airports might be like “green” coal plants, but some airport greening projects could offer some benefits to most-impacted communities. According to Anne C. Mulkern in Scientific American, the…

LAX’s poorest neighbors got no soundproofing—while richer neighborhoods got millions

Aviation noise pollution is one of the most immediate environmental health issues for airport-impacted communities. And divides around race and class make things even worse. Los Angeles Times data reporter Doug Smith dug into a complex story about residents of the most airport-impacted neighborhood of Inglewood, where residents are exposed to up to 90 decibels…