Airport takeoff plan draws flak from legislators

  • Updated: November 16, 2012 - 10:08 PM

Minneapolis state legislators Friday joined the growing chorus of public officials who are calling for the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) to delay a plan to consolidate flight patterns in the area.

The proposal to concentrate the routes of planes taking off from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will have dramatic effects on airplane noise throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Eight lawmakers representing south Minneapolis wrote in a letter Friday that MAC should not approve the plan at a scheduled vote on Monday.

The letter said that more information is needed about the plan, and constituents need a better opportunity to provide input. The current input process "has not been adequate," the lawmakers said.

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