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The FAA’s new flight path system has many LA residents complaining

An Air China plane makes its descent over the city of Inglewood as it prepares to land at Los Angeles International Airport, California on January 24, 2016.  The recent announcement that the St. Louis Rams football team will relocate to a new stadium in Inglewood has started a property boom in the surrounding area.     AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON / AFP / MARK RALSTON        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
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An Air China plane makes its descent over the city of Inglewood as it prepares to land at Los Angeles International Airport, California on January 24, 2016.

Since 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration has been looking at changing flight paths in the United States to increase the efficiency at airports and reduce fuel costs and emissions.

Since 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration has been looking at changing flight paths in the United States to increase the efficiency at airports and reduce fuel costs and emissions.

The flight path modernization program is called NextGen and the next routes have spurred complaints all across the nation, including from many communities in Southern California.

Newport Beach and Culver City have filed court challenges over the new system and those cities are currently in mediation with the FAA.

LA Times reporter Emily Alpert Reyes has been following the story in South Los Angeles, where residents have been meeting over noise pollution as a result of the new changes.

Guests:

Emily Alpert Reyes, reporter at the Los Angeles Times who’s been following the story

Steven Taber, attorney with Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLP, who is representing Benedict Hills in North Beverly Hills and communities in Pacific Palisades over its NextGen program

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