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Letter to the Editor | Commercial flights from Paine Field


Last updated 12/18/2019 at 12:21pm

Snohomish County rezoned our community in 1978 and assured us that there would never be commercial flights from Paine, they lied.

Smaller lot sizes devestated tree cover, polluted our streams, and killed our salmon. Tree cover that would have helped clean the air and diffuse aircraft noise is gone forever.

In a 4-2 Snohomish County Council vote in 2018, our community was told it’s only 48 flights per day and the aircraft used are quiet. This is a lie. The aircraft used by Alaska Airlines and United are Embraer 175’s. They remind me of United States Air Force fighter jet’s flown out...

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