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FAA pushes for shorter buildings

Agency cites limits to safe single-engine flight paths

Posted: June 27, 2014 at 1:51 a.m.

An airplane passes the Washington Monument as it approaches Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, June 1, 2014. President Barack Obama will propose cutting greenhouse-gas emissions from the nation's power plants by an average of 30 percent from 2005 levels, a key part of his plan to fight climate change that also carries political risks. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

WASHINGTON -- The government wants to reduce the allowable height of buildings near hundreds of airports -- a proposal that is drawing objections from real estate developers and members of Congress who say it will reduce property values.

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