Sound Defense Alliance - Protecting Life in the Pacific Northwest

Elected Officials Respond to Navy

A briefing on real-time noise testing SDA notified elected officials of preferred sites for the Congressionally mandated noise testing and asked those invited to participate to forward SDA’s concern to NAS Whidbey. After the Navy gave elected officials a briefing on the noise testing, the Navy requested that participants offer Read more…

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COVID-19 Press Release

For Immediate ReleaseDate: May 4th, 2020From: Sound Defense Alliance (SDA)Contact person: Mark Lundsten, Chair, Sound Defense Alliance (SDA)Contact Information: Mark Lundsten, mlundsten@gmail.com Fidalgo Island, WA – Right now, the number one priority for our state and nation is to defeat COVID19. Gov. Jay Inslee announced Friday he would extend Washington’s Read more…

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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…

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COER Files Preliminary Injunction

COER’s board of directors is committed to fight for justice – for the environment, the future of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, and the health and safety of the children and families of Central Whidbey and the region!  PRESS RELEASE:Citizens of the Ebey’s Reserve (COER) along with private citizen Paula Read more…

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SDA applauds Federal elected officials’ progress on getting real-time noise monitoring to measure impacts of Growler Jets across NW Washington.

For Immediate Release DATE: June 28, 2019 Contact: Larry Morrell, SDA Executive Director, executivedirector@sounddefensealliance.org Coupeville, WA. The Sound Defense Alliance (SDA) applauds the work of U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (DWA) and U.S. Representatives Rick Larsen (D) and Derek Kilmer (D) for their efforts to include “real-time noise monitoring” by the Read more…