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COER Litigation Update

NEPA Actions:  On July 9, 2019, SDA member group Citizens of the Ebey’s Reserve (COER) and the Washington State Attorney General independently filed lawsuits against the U.S. Navy.  Both lawsuits alleged that the Navy’s Growler expansion plan on Whidbey Island violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  The lawsuits asserted that the Read more…

Noise Mapping and Monitoring

Jet noise reporting has been expanded in the region. San Juan County agreed to expand the collection of noise reports through their website for all impacted regions. We now have an experienced volunteer in extracting the data and assist in reporting. In addition, SDA is organizing a citizen science effort Read more…

The Wild Olympic Peninsula

Although Olympic National Park is close to the Navy’s runways on Whidbey Island, it’s not the only place the Navy could train. Currently the Navy conducts similar training in other airbases and military airspace in the West, including Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho, Naval Air Station Fallon in Read more…