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I’ve been spending a lot of time on the water of late, boating, swimming, kayaking and paddleboarding. The air is crisp, the water still warm. The natural beauty is just staggering, and the tranquility soothes my soul during these troubled times.
But that tranquility is interrupted continuously by the never-ending parade of helicopters, seaplanes, small jets and other aircraft whose noise is deafening and whose leaded emissions rain down on our waterways, polluting our sacred land, water and air. There is also the very present danger of malfunctioning aircraft crashing in our neighborhoods as they fly over our homes, our children and our grandchildren. This invasion from the sky is … [more]