9th Circ. Grounds New Runway Plans At Ore. Airport

Law360, New York (August 26, 2011, 11:29 AM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday that the Federal Aviation Administration must further study the environmental impact of a proposed runway at an Oregon airport, saying the agency failed to consider the possibility that airport traffic would increase when it approved the project.

In a published opinion, a three-judge panel ruled that the FAA had wrongly fast-tracked the Port of Portland's plans to construct a third runway at Hillsboro Airport, Oregon's busiest airport, about 12 miles outside of downtown Portland.

In 2010, the FAA ruled the Port...
To view the full article, register now.

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.