"FAA OKs $126 million airport noise settlement," Star Tribune
More than 9,000 homes in Minneapolis, Richfield and Eagan will receive sound-dampening help after The Federal Aviation Administration signed the $126 million settlement.
The settlement is the outcome of a lawsuit by the three cities claiming the Metropolitan Airports Commission agreed to insulate homes averaging 60 to 64 decibels of noise exposure, and backed-out on the agreement.
The settlement, which does not conflict with the airport's federal obligations, will be funded from airport revenue.
But the settle must still clear more approval. Hennepin County District Court will decide the fate from another class-action suit for noise relief. The hearing is scheduled for Jan. 15.