Communities for a Responsible Mather Airport
Mather Air Cargo Expansion try's to go
UNDER THE RADAR WITH DEADLINE
Do You Live Under One Of These Lines Shown Below?
flight path tracks for Mather in 2007
The Expansion of Mather airport into a Major Air Cargo Hub is BACK!
After 5 years of hearing nothing Sac County has suddenly released it's Draft Environmental Impact Report (D-EIR) for the proposed Mather Airport Expansion. AKA: Jet Air Cargo Hub
Along with it’s comes threat of the many, many Cargo Jets at night flying low over our homes and sleeping families!
Date for Written/Email comments for CHALLENGING the ACCURACY of the D-EIR ENDS on October 7, 2012.
Once it becomes FINAL, the longer runways, expanded air cargo facilities, etc. along with it Sac County's stated goal to make Mather Airport "The Jet Air Cargo Hub of the Pacific Rim"
All most ALL Air Cargo in the U.S. fly at NIGHT. In this case they will fly over our homes and sleeping (attempting to sleep) families.
HOW can we
HOW can we FIGHT BACK?
Here are 4 items for your review, which will help give you a better understanding of what you can do.
1. Contact our El Dorado and Sacramento County elected officials (or those running this fall) and tell them what you want them to do. Tell them you want them to FULLY review and write comments to Sacramento County’s D-EIR. Remember that document is written to help justify what Sac County wants, at El Dorado and Sac County residents expense!
2. Look at the web site where Sac County has the D-EIR click here www t ihttp://www.dera.saccounty.net/PublicNotices/SQLView/ProjectDetails/tabid/71/Default.aspx?ProjectID=31434t's a very big document, Look at the Tables in the Noise section, you will find that they have GREATLY UNDERSTATED the INCREASE of the number of Jet Air Cargo flights for future years. (Sac County’s own Master Plan for Mather has stated as many as 40 aircraft per hour, while the D-EIR increased Cargo flights by a few over 15 years!) In fact, it makes you wonder, WHY they would go to such great lengths for so few aircrafts over the next 5-10 years!!
3. Don’t be shy about writing QUESTIONS asking them where the D-EIR gets their data to draw their conclusions; when something you read doesn’t make sense, question it in writing to the address:
To: Sacramento County Environmental Coordinator
Email:click here mailto:DERA@saccounty.netDERA@saccounty.net
Snail: 827 7th Street, Room 220, Sacramento, CA 95814
4. If you live in Serrano, write, call, email the HOA and DEMAND they become Pro Active. I met with them on August 30th, and the Directors said they didn’t want to “take a political” stand. Political? This is about low flying, noisy Jumbo Jets over our sleeping families every night in the not too distant future!
Please e-mail this to as many friends and neighbors as you can (unless you want them to be up all night).
"Aviation is the only transport form not regulated in any significant way to reduce environmental impact."
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Environmental Scoping Report dated January 16, 2008 for Mather Airport
Master Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report Find out more
City of Folsom News Release, November 21, 2007 Find out more
El Dorado County, NOP Response Letter, November 29, 2007 Find out more
City of Folsom, Mather NOP Comment Letter, November 29, 2007 Find out more
If 13 jet cargo operations a day is an issue now, imagine how it will be with 100!
Protect your property values! Stop the increasing noise!
You may not have noticed a lot of low flying aircraft over your homes lately, but if Sacramento County gets its way, you will.
Dozens of aircraft will be cruising over your community, day and night, making as much noise as a vacuum cleaner right next to your bed!
Sacramento County wants to expand Mather into an international cargo hub – and they’ve already drafted plans to start the upgrades. It’s not too late to stop the expansion, protect your property values and preserve the quality of life we all enjoy.
Affected areas include the Sacramento communities of:
Noise is bad for everyone. It interferes with sleep, it aggravates high-blood pressure, it causes irritability and loss of productivity, and it is implicated in mental-health problems. Jet noise makes it hard to carry on normal conversations in some of our most heavily impacted areas such as those areas beneath the approach path for Mather.
Noise is harmful to children. People who live and work under aircraft noise are being hurt by it, especially children. Jet plane noise has been proven to cause permanent high blood pressure in kids. Classroom noise, especially from jet planes, has been proven over and over to cause severe learning problems. Cornell University, in particular, has been studying this problem for years. March 4, 1998, (find out more). The results are quite clear. Noise is bad for kids – at home, in the yard, at the park and at school.
Study of German children living near airports shows jet aircraft noise impairs long-term memory and reading ability. Oct. 7, 2002 (find out more)
El Dorado and Sacramento County residents care about noise. They want peace and quiet in their homes, gardens, parks, schools, businesses, hospitals and religious buildings. El Dorado and Sacramento County residents have consistently rejected claims by the SCAS: Sacramento County Airport System that noise only adversely affects those neighborhoods within a mile or two of the airport. Substantial noise problems exist as far away as Georgetown with inbound flights beginning as early as 3:00 am and coming in low and loud over the communities of Rescue, Shingle Springs, Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills and Folsom.
Communities for a Responsible Mather Airport (CRMA) has been formed to support the City of Folsom, Sacramento County Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan, and the residents of all affected communities to put a halt to this half-baked scheme.
We invite you to tour this web site and add your name to our support list. You may not have signed on to live under the flight path of an international cargo hub, but you can sign on to fight it!
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