May 30 2013

LAWeekly: LAX Expansion Could be Grounded by Union Lawsuit

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LAX’s runway expansion plans were already facing legal action by community groups and even neighboring governments (Culver City, for one). Now comes the Service Employees Union United Service Workers West, which says it will file a California Environmental Quality Act challenge in court this afternoon.

The expansion, mainly a 260 foot taxiway that will split the airport’s northern runways and put air traffic just a little closer to residents in Westchester and Playa del Rey, is part of a nearly $5 billion, much-needed modernization of LAX approved last month by the City Council:

Some residents aren’t happy, seeing the expansion and encroaching runway as another sign that their quality of life near this hub will only get worse.


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