Show Me The Money!

The problem with all airport community issues come down to M-O-N-E-Y. There are currently some programs that try to account for noise. There are almost no programs that account for pollution; or lower property values; or an array of socio-economic harms. If you look at the galaxy of Federal Regs that have sprouted from ANCA,

Passenger Facility Charge; Final Rule: 14 CFR Part 158

This document describes the Passenger Facility Charges which all major airports (including Sea-Tac) collect at a rate of $1-$4 per enplaned passenger. This money is then used by the airport operator (The Port Of Seattle) for airport improvements (eg. resurfacing the runways) as well as noise mitigation. This is the source of revenue from which