The Secretary's Decision on Concorde Supersonic Transport

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Էջ 21 - Nation may: 1 fulfill the responsibilities of each generation as trustee of the environment for succeeding generations 2 assure for all Americans safe, healthful, productive and esthetically and culturally pleasing surroundings...
Էջ 14 - In the exercise and performance of its powers and duties under this Act, the Board shall consider the following, among other things, as being in the public interest...
Էջ 14 - The regulation of air commerce in such manner as to best promote its development and safety and fulfill the requirements of national defense; (b) The promotion, encouragement, and development of civil aeronautics...
Էջ 55 - The United States cradles other significant potential sources of stratospheric pollution — military aircraft operations, fertilizers, the space shuttle program — and unless the United States is willing to act against these sources as well, action against the Concorde could well be perceived as discriminatory. Apart from appearance of discrimination, the British and French might perceive in a negative decision an unfair element of surprise, a defeat of justifiable reliance. No promises have been...
Էջ 12 - Every airport in a contracting State which is open to public use by its national aircraft shall likewise, subject to the provisions of Article 68, be open under uniform conditions to the aircraft of all the other contracting States.
Էջ 31 - States transportation. 41/ in the context of the overall United States energy conservation program, the fuel used by the Concorde is therefore not significant. The FEA and certain participants at the public hearing have argued, however, that I should ban the Concorde as a symbolic gesture. I certainly agree with the view that this is a time when we should be encouraging more fuelefficient technology, when Americans must learn to be more frugal in the use of our precious natural resources. As a public...
Էջ 61 - It may well be that further development of this technology is not economically sensible in the energy and environmentally conscious period in which we live. If so, then the Concorde will fail because it is an anachronism, and its failure will be recognized as such rather than attributed to an arbitrary and protectionist attitude of the United States out of fear that our dominance of the world aeronautical manufacturing market is threatened.
Էջ 21 - ... their significance for today's generation and their consequences for tomorrow's must be articulated, weighed, and evaluated. Unfortunately, there exists no common denominator by which we may compare the values we assign to each. There is not any general consensus from which there will miraculously spring a controlling standard. It is also undeniable that one's perspective is inescapably shaped by his profession, his experience and his concept of the public interest. Government agencies are no...
Էջ 14 - The control of the use of the navigable air space of the United States and the regulation of both civil and military operations in such air space in the interest of the safety and efficiency of both...
Էջ 11-5 - No person may operate a civil aircraft in IFR conditions unless it carries enough fuel (considering weather reports and forecasts, and weather conditions) to...

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