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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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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…