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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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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…

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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…

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SDA Response to the Navy Record of Decision

For Immediate Release       Contact: Maryon Atwood. Chair, SDA, 360-678-1414, Maryon@whidbey.net sounddefensealliance.org, https://facebook.com/SoundDefenseAlliance Department of Defense and Navy announce massive Growler Flight and Operations expansion decision – dismissing State officials and community opposition. Sound Defense Alliance will continue to fight Coupeville, WA.  In an unprecedented move and over the objections Read more…