AIRPORT NOISE POLLUTION: THE PROBLEM AND THE REGULATORY RESPONSE
AbstractAs an important contemporary environmental problem, this article discusses those strategies that make aircraft noise pollution amenable to solution. First it explains and describes the importance of noise measurement techniques in establishing and enforcing regulatory standards, and second, it reviews sources and characteristics of aircraft noise. Current and prospective control options are examined, emphasizing associated legal limitations. Comparative in its approach, the article deals primarily with Canadian and American responses to the problem from with the North American legal systems, with occasional reference to other jurisdictions and efforts at international cooperation on the issue.
Keywords:Air Law, Constitutional Law, Environmental Control, Municipal Law, Science and Technology
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