Army Corps Defends Studies For $791M Fla. Airport Project

Law360, New York (November 1, 2012, 6:17 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fired back at the city of Dania Beach in Florida federal court Wednesday in a feud over expanding runways at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, arguing that it was right to study only the $791 million project's effect on wetlands, not noise and neighbors' health.

While Dania Beach continues to argue that the congested nearby airport's $791 million expansion would boost jet noise and harm public health, the Corps contended that, by law, noise issues are the responsibility of the Federal...
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