In Keiser’s district around Sea-Tac, people feel the impact of plane noise and pollution.
“We are really at near capacity at Sea-Tac Airport and it’s the smallest international airport in the country with no room to grow so we have got to figure out some options here,” Keiser said.
The governor will appoint commissioners, who are required to come up with a list of six possible airport locations by Jan. 1, 2021.
It must be narrowed to two options by Sept. 1, 2021, with a single preferred location decided by Jan. 1, 2022.
“We have to do environmental studies, we have to work with our communities, a lot of pieces are in play, but if you don’t make that first determination of potential sites you can’t even get started,” Keiser said.