Increase Safety and Reduce Community Disruption of Commercial Air Tours

In the last few months Hawai’i has seen three dead in the crash of a commercial air tour helicopter into a residential neighborhood and eleven more dead in the crash of a commercial skydiving plane. These tragedies occurred amidst a rapid increase in commercial
helicopter and small plane overflights of all parts of my state including residential, commercial and industrial neighborhoods, cemeteries and memorials, land and marine parks and other recreation areas, and sensitive military installations. These have disrupted
whole communities with excessive noise and other impacts, destroyed the peace and sanctity of special places, increased risk to not only passengers but those on the ground, and weakened security and management of defense operations.

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Cosponsor H.R. 3973, the Clean School Bus Act

Every day, more than 25 million children and thousands of school bus drivers breathe polluted air on their commute to school, which has a negative impact of student health and attendance, particularly for students with asthma and other respiratory conditions.

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