Airport Can’t Cut Trees Without Permit: 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (February 10, 2011, 7:33 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit has affirmed that a small, privately owned commercial airport in Connecticut cannot remove trees on protected wetlands without first getting a permit.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday agreed with a lower court that although Congress has taken the position that the entire field of air safety is above state regulation, the state and locals laws in the current case involving Goodspeed Airport LLC did not sufficiently intrude upon the air safety field to be preempted.

The airport...
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