Sunday, April 22, 2007
Airing concerns about jets
Protesters at Santa Monica Airport say larger craft are a health and safety hazard.
By Carla Hall
The Los Angeles (CA) Times
It was sunny and breezy at Santa Monica Airport on Saturday, a great day for flying – and for protesting flying. A few hundred local residents and several politicians held a midday rally in front of the dark glass of the airport’s administrative offices (closed on weekends) to decry the environmental and safety hazards of the increasingly busy airfield. Not far in the distance, the objects of their protest – gleaming private jets – roared into the sky.