Supervisor seeks to ban Blue Angels
from San Francisco
Photo courtesy craparu,
By Tamara Barak
June 20, 2007
San Francisco Supervisor Chris Daly Tuesday introduced a resolution
in favor of banning the annual aerial show above San Francisco
performed by the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels.
Daly cited a history of air show fatalities including the April
21 death of a Blue Angels pilot performing an air show in Beaufort,
"The potential for an accident in San Francisco is significant,"
Daly told the Board of Supervisors. The resolution would call
upon federal representatives to attempt to halt the annual flights.
Supervisor Chris Daly
Daly also criticized the amount of jet fuel used for the sake
of entertainment while the earth is in a "climate crisis."
Additionally, he said, the loud fighter jets traumatize people
who have fled war-torn countries for the safety of San Francisco.
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