Environmental Research Associates

Research & Consulting Ecologists

October 2008

Phila. Int. Airport28 Oct 2008 05:17 pm

The following letter was received from Congressman Joe Sestak (D-7th Congressional District) on October 25, 2008.  Congressman Sestak has a working familiarity with close scheduling of flights to and from aircraft carriers, which are in effect floating airports with a support group tasked to project America’s military might with sea and airpower, often in lieu of either constructing or leasing airports in various parts of the world at greater costs. 

Since he was elected to Congress in 2006, by his own admission he has devoted a substantial amount of his time to researching the basis of the Federal Aviation Administration’s regional studies for enhancing capacity by redesigning airspace and ground facilities at Philadelphia International Airport. As part of a New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia Project it is thought by many to be undertaken over time with a multi-million dollar blank check, lack of environmental as well as other considerations for the ground-impacted public resulting in a savings of a few seconds of flight delays – if that – when implemented.  MHL (read more…)

Deer22 Oct 2008 02:53 am

by: Michael H. Levin, Ph.D.   www.EnvironResearchAssoc.com                                        

Deer are neither predators nor parasites. Deer are not devouring the township. The presence of deer are not the source of invasive species. Deer don’t come up on porches in our area; they are kept on their toes by constant contact with humans who they view as threats within a physiological distance in their space. These statements have been made to stir emotions by proponents of deer elimination without either documentation or proof.  Deer eat some ornamental plantings, that’s what they do for a living; deer are like most animals - curious foragers - some even feel so comfortable around people they look in windows; that’s their natural instinct; in return they offer us the opportunity to have some wild nature in the suburbs necessary for pleasure and study. As an area is more heavily utilized, urbanized, or disturbed the deer population is reduced and will decline in numbers naturally.

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