In addition to San Juan Islands' issues about excessive jet noise associated with flyovers and ground operations, the Navy is engaged in a number of other activities that affect our larger region. This page will provide some links to articles, letters, and other documents related to the Navy's regional impact.
December 5, 2020: Data demonstrates Growler Noise Effects on our region.
April 27, 2019: Consider the costs to the environment of the increased Growler Jet activity by reviewing this website, compiled by a local resident, providing data about jet fuel usage and emissions, with some comparisons with other types of fuel usage. www.tiny.cc/growler
March 12, 2019: Navy rejects monitoring of Growler Jet impacts on Whidbey Island. Seattle Times article. Read it here. Read the Navy Letter.
February 9, 2019: Local resident points out that the government in Japan takes notice of jet noise impact and acts to minimize it, unlike our local Navy, which actively increases it. Read it.
November 22, 2018: Unfortunately , even the Canadian navy feels our environment is a site for warfare training. See the story.
Navy electronic attack operations that affect Olympic Peninsula and marine waters and mammals. August 17, 2017
February 8, 2017: How Much Noise Can a Person Survive? Navy Jets Plague the Lives of Washington Residents
June 27, 2016: Download letter to NOAA regarding Ocean Noise Strategy Roadmap.
May 4, 2016: Download news release from COER that rebuts Rep. Larsen's "plans" to mitigate Growler jet noise.
April 2, 2016: Read Seattle Times article on expanding use by the miltary of our public lands.
October 2015: Did the US Navy Break Federal Laws to Push War Games Over National Forests?
May 12, 2015: Representative Derek Kilmer asks for study of jet noise over Olympic National Park. This letter is no longer available on the Kilmer website.
March 31, 2015: Ruling indicates Navy exceeds environmental policy. This website is no longer available.
July 2019 Port Townsend Rally
Get the Big Picture on the Navy's Plans for the Northwest Training and Testing Area. (That's Us!)
Groups are organizing around the region on the issues of jet noise and military activity destructive to our environment.