Environment: The Airport Dilemma

A Boston official was recently asked where the city could build a new airport. Without hesitation he replied, "In Wyoming."

The empty West is one of few places left with room for airports. Around most major U.S. cities, home owners have risen in vehement objection to the noise of air traffic. Pending suits against Los Angeles International, for example, now add up to an incredible $4 billion. In New York City, authorities have been turned down every time they have proposed a site for a new jetport within 75 miles of Times Square. Indeed,...

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