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2021 News Archive:
December 13, 2021. "Magistrate Judge Rebukes the Navy Growler Environmental Impact Statement". At last! Some forward movement in exposing the Navy's inadequate EIS that expanded Growler jet presence and impact in our region. Read Quiet Skies article.
November 2, 2021: How did we come to have Growler jets, the loudest jets on the planet, flying over us? Read this article for facts and background.
October 26, 2021: Event Reminder!
Wednesday, Oct. 27 @ 5:30pm - Film Screening of "Jet Line". Sound Defense Alliance is hosting a film screening this Wednesday of "Jet Line", a documentary on the impact of noise from the F-35 jets in Burlington, Vermont. This short film utilizes an anonymous hotline to elevate the voices beneath Vermont’s F-35 flight path, the first urban residents to live with the impacts of one of the US military’s most controversial weapons systems. Tranquil scenes of quiet neighborhoods near Burlington International Airport are juxtaposed with voicemails of the unheard, those drowned out by the ear-shattering “sound of freedom.”
Similar to our fight here in the San Juan's and nearby region, citizens in Vermont are being assaulted by the harmful and excessive noise from military jets. We invite you to join us for viewing of “Jet Line” and discussion with the filmmakers to learn more about their efforts and how their work can help inspire changes in our region! We will also be learning how to set up a call line so that we can explore the creation of our own PNW "Jet Line" with a focus on audio storytelling as a form of educating our elected officials.
Sound Defense Alliance, PO Box 373, Coupeville, WA 98239
September 19, 2021: CALL TO ACTION: A Message from the Sound Defense Alliance:
Contact Rep. Rick Larsen
We hear them... Let's make them hear US!
May 13, 2021: Join your fellow islanders for a ZOOM on May 26 at 6:30pm!
Are you annoyed by jet noise from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island? This will be a great opportunity to meet more San Juan County residents who share your concerns about Growler jet noise and learn about how we can work together to restore the balance. Learn about how to report jet noise and find out what we do with those reports. Learn about the Roadmap to restoring the balance. Email to obtain the ZOOM link:
March 19, 2021: News Report on Web Symposium on Growler Jet Noise Impacts. Read it here. You can also watch the recording of the Symposium: https://alumni.wwu.edu/event/salish-sea-science-symposium-implications-noise-navy-aircraft-salish-sea-and-olympic-region
March 5, 2021: WATCH!!! NEW RESEARCH:
Tuesday, March 16, 4pm - 6pm: Growler Jet Noise Science Symposium: Implications of Noise from Navy Aircraft for the Salish Sea and Olympic Region. (Link below.)
January 11, 2021: ACTION NEEDED: The Navy has applied to expand use from 5 State Parks to 29 parks over Puget Sound, tripling the number of training sessions, increasing the number of trainees per session and adding high angle climbing in Deception Pass State Park. The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is considering the application at their regular meeting on January 28, 2021. A special meeting has been planned for January 26th from 4pm to 8pm to allow for public comments. You can express your opinion in writing to the Commission describing your park experiences and how you would be impacted if the commission allowed regular, unannounced Special Reconnaissance by US Navy Special Forces in state parks. Comment by January 26th by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, go to:
January 11, 2021: Three opinion pieces in the Seattle Times follow up the study of Growler Jet Noise Impacts. Don't dismiss the data in favor of Navy rhetoric! Read them here.