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Prieto on His Bill to Ban Tourist Helicopters over Hudson River

Measure would silence nuisance choppers, enhance public safety

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto released the following statement Wednesday on his bill to ban tourist helicopters along the Hudson River:

“Senator Menendez and Congressman Sires have been working hard on this issue and I commend their efforts, but it’s time for a multi-pronged attack and for the state to do its part. These helicopters are creating almost non-stop health and safety risks and nuisance concerns for New Jersey residents living along the Hudson River. This is important airspace that has been clogged by nearly 700 tourist helicopters each day. Let’s do the right thing before we see more and more tragedies…”