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Court Rejects Challenge to Las Vegas Airspace Change

On June 12, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejected the City of Las Vegas' challenge to a change in departure procedures at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.  In City of Las Vegas v. FAA, petitioners challenged the Environmental Assessment prepared by the FAA analyzing the environmental consequences of reinstating a turn to the north for certain flights departing from the Airport.  The court summarily rejected each of petitioners' claims under NEPA and the Clean Air Act.