Environmental group Friends of the Earth filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), charging the agency with failure to respond to its 2006 petition requesting the regulation of lead emissions from GA aircraft under the Clean Air Act. In the petition, the group asked the EPA to rule that emissions from aircraft that burn leaded fuel may pose a threat to public health. According to the group, nearly six years later, there has been no final action from the agency.
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Landmark Aviation was recently awarded a 37-year lease to operate an FBO at San Diego International Airport. It currently operates the former Jimsair Aviation Services on the field, which it acquired in July 2008. Under the new agreement, Landmark will design and build a new FBO with a 20,000-sq-ft terminal, a 250,000-sq-ft ramp and five hangars on a 12.4-acre leasehold. The new FBO building is required to achieve LEED Silver certification from the U.S.