High Court Won't Hear Vt. Airport Noise Challenge

By Bryan Koenig (November 9, 2015, 2:53 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court turned down the chance Monday to weigh in on challenge by landowners to a Vermont high court finding that any local effort to curb U.S. Air Force jet noise at a local airport is barred regardless of whether those mitigation efforts actually impact flight operations.

As is customary, no explanation was given for denying appeal to a group of landowners challenging the Vermont Supreme Court's refusal to force the city of Burlington, Vermont, to enact noise-mitigation protections against Air Force F-35A jets the Pentagon plans on housing near Burlington International Airport.

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