Congressman Rothman has worked tirelessly on many fronts to improve the quality of life for all the residents of the Ninth District. He has been the leader in the fight against aircraft noise and pollution at Teterboro Airport, securing a ban on the noisiest planes at the airport as well as a ban on large corporate jets.
Rothman's leadership against aircraft noise has been well-noticed, with the Leader Newspaper writing, "Lots of political muscle is behind the cause, but Congressman Steve Rothman is proving to be the MVP."
Teterboro Airport Has a Measurable Impact on Air Quality in Local Towns
In February 2008, Rep. Rothman received the final results of an air safety study to determine how dirty and dangerous the air surrounding Teterboro Airport has become. The study shows that those who live around Teterboro Airport breathe air that is dirtier and more dangerous than is acceptable. While the authors say more studies are needed to determine the extent of the problem, the fact that there is a measurable impact at all is cause for concern.
Historic Agreement on Teterboro Airport Operations
In October 2006,Congressman Rothman announced an historic agreement designed to make Teterboro Airport (TEB) a better, safer and quieter neighbor for the people of northern New Jersey. The agreement will ultimately eliminate the loudest jets at the airport, create a curfew on flights between 11:00 pm and 6:00 am, keep heavy planes from ever operating at the airport, and improve safety and security. Pictured, the Congressman signs the Teterboro Airport Industry Working Group's Pledge to the Community.
Lautenberg, Menendez, and Rothman Request Changes to Improve Safety at Teterboro
On January 8, 2007 Senators Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez joined Congressman Rothman in writing to the Federal Aviation Administration to request changes to the flight paths approved for planes landing on Runway 19 at Teterboro Airport during inclement weather.