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New commercial airport

 

August 24, 2022



A new commercial airport? Not in our backyard!

The state Commercial Aviation Coordination Commission (CACC) is looking at ten sites for a commercial airport to accommodate 27 million passengers by 2050. Two of these sites are in Skagit County, one between La Conner and Mount Vernon and the other northwest of Burlington.

Racquel Muncy reported in the Skagit Valley Herald the opinions of various local experts as to why these two locations would be a poor choice for an airport. Some of them were – 86% and more of the areas in question are in the one hundred year floodplain, outstanding con...



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