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  •  Stupid (2+ / 0-)
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    gustynpip, elwior

    This argument is stupid.  The FAA declared the Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) at the request of Exxon.  It was the FAA who had the authority to make this decision not Exxon.  If Exxon alone decided to declare the TFR there'd be no repercussions to anyone who violated it.  This is no different than a power line falling down and the private power industry getting approval from the local police to close a road down while they fix it.  During the time it takes to fix that power line it's the private power company dictating when the road should be closed, but it's ultimately the decision of the local police to keep it closed.

    Here's something to blow your mind with:  The private business of Disneyland has had a permanent flight restriction over it since 9/11.  Outraged?

    •  the issue is it is a media concern, unlike disney (1+ / 0-)
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      so one of these things is not like the other.

      Which they've now lifted it, deciding that they can manage to coordinate the one helicopter (which is the number they have according to the article), and potential media helicopters.

      Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. --Edward Abbey

      by greenbastard on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 09:03:17 AM PDT

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