Stuart Creighton, chairman of the Airport Communities Coalition, which is fighting the new runway, said, "It's nothing new to us."
"We've been saying for years that this runway would cost in excess of a billion dollars," he
The Port and Ecology Department are asking the Supreme Court to rule that the board did not have the authority to review the permit and impose conditions, Creighton
"We like the conditions and we're saying we agree with the state that the Pollution Control Hearings Board ... decision is valid," he
A hearing on the lawsuit is expected this fall.
The second lawsuit is in federal court and is scheduled for a hearing in late July.Opponents appealed permits issued by the Army Corps of Engineers, arguing the agency did not follow federal regulations in issuing a wetlands permit for the runway.
The port says it needs a new 8,500-foot runway to handle traffic at Sea-Tac, particularly during bad weather.
said studies show the airport has less than 1 percent traffic delays.