EPA Bid to Tag Airport for Groundwater Cleanup of Defense Contractor Pollution Prompts Increase in Airport Parking Fees

Airport Authority Continues to Fight Effort by EPA to Force Airport Travelers and Airlines to Fund Cleanup for Pollution Not Caused by Airport; One Dollar Increase in Daily Parking Rates to Take Effect February 1, 2011 to Pay for Unbudgeted Legal Costs

BURBANK, Calif., December 6, 2010 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner and operator of Bob Hope Airport, today approved a $1 increase in daily and incremental parking rates at Airport auto parking lots to generate funds to cover unbudgeted legal fees associated with an action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency naming the Airport as a potentially responsible party (PRP) for groundwater cleanup beneath the Airport. The increase will take effect February 1, 2011.

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