Fears Over Environmental Impact Hindering Proposed Teterboro Airport Expansion

The nation’s busiest airport for private jets and charters is poised to hit new heights. Teterboro’s main aviation tenant named Signature wants to pave over seven acres of the Meadowlands to build more hangers and park more airplanes.

But this plan supported by the Port Authority runs counter to a $150 million state and federal environmental plan to protect this flood-prone area from extreme weather events. And rising sea levels caused the Regional Plan Association to say this clash is part of the problem of planning in the age of climate change.

“Two different agencies in charge here… They’re not aligned, they’re not coordinated,” the RPA’s Robert Freudenberg said.

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