As concerned citizens we believe our environment & health is being negatively affected in our community. Apathy lack of oversight and patterns of disinformation have led us to a tipping point. It is our intent to inform the community with the truth and provide a rally point for change.
This is a health & public safety issue with the EA-18G from the noise levels in excess of 150 decibels & fuel they expend in to the environment.
Please visit our download / LINK page for the noise studies and LINKS & Who to Contact about this issue
click on this link to a short video from NRDC & Pierce Brosnan speaks out in defense of whales
You can as well sign the NRDC Letter to Charles "Chuck" Hagel, U.S.Secretary of Defense
Let Murray, Cantwell and Larsen know:
THE GROWLERS HAVE TO GO!
On March 23, a delegation from Coupeville will go to Washington D.C to ask our legislators to help our region get the EA-18G Growlers moved out of the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
Before March 23, the Whidbey Island community needs to let Murray, Cantwell and Larsen know that we are tired of the constant noise and we support getting rid of the "Growlers".
The message is: THE GROWLERS HAVE TO GO - and here's why - (your story)
Here's the plan: Each of us commits to writing, emailing or calling 5 times this month. Comments are best
if short and to the point. The legislators already know the facts - What they don't know is your story. How is the noise affecting you?
1. FEBRUARY 25, 2014: 14 hours of Growler Noise yesterday - 8am-10pm. A few breaks - but mostly - unrelenting noise - 60 to 140+ decibels. I live XXXX miles from Navy Whidbey. THIS MUST STOP! The Growlers (EA-18G's) do not belong here. Please help us get rid of this terrible noise.
2. SUBJECT IDEAS: My windows are rattling. Lumber is falling off the shelves in the shop. I can't sleep. I work from home and it's difficult to concentrate. Jet exhaust is making the air outside feel unsafe. My children are afraid. My neighbor had cancellations at her B&B because of the constant noise. I can't hear the natural sounds of birds and wind outside. The value of my home has decreased and is probably not salable because of the noise. Ear protection designed for workers at airports does not begin to mute the noise. It's difficult to have a conversation when the EA-18G's are overhead or doing maintenance run ups. I feel anxious and angry when the noise invades my home.
I have to leave my home to escape the unrelenting noise. The Growler noise overpowered the noise of my chainsaw. I feel trapped in my home when the Growler noise is happening at night. The Navy tells me I live in a "low or no noise area". My husband has a chronic disease and we moved here for the peace and quiet - the constant noise is so difficult. I'm concerned about the Orca's and the constant noise. I think the air pollution from jet exhaust is affecting my garden and my health.
The best way to communicate to our legislators:
The best way is the way that's easiest for you. The important thing is to DO IT - at least 5 times before March 23.
Snail mail: Know that letters to D.C. take an extra 2-3 weeks because they have to go through security. Postcards should work more quickly.
Emails: You can "bookmark" Cantwell, Murray and Larsen's websites and copy the same message to each of them. Larsen also has a direct email.
Phone Calls: Good to talk to real people - they can hear your real emotions and concerns. Again,
Do what works for you.
Commit to communication 5 times between now and March 23! Let them know that Whidbey Island wants peace and quiet.
THE GROWLERS MUST GO.
Honorable Senator Murray Washington, D.C. Office
154 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2621
Fax: (202) 224-0238
Toll Free: (866) 481-9186
Honorable Senator Cantwell Washington D.C. Office
Office of U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell 311 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3441
Fax: (202) 228-0514
Honorable Representative Rick Larsen Washington D.C. Office
2113 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2605
Fax: (202) 225-4420
IF YOU'RE FEELING AMBITIOUS, HERE'S PRESIDENT OBAMA'S WEB SITE:
President Barack Obama: website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact
OR - SEND the President OR First Lady A POSTCARD:
President Barack Obama The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500
* NAS Whidbey Noise Complaint # 360-257-6665 (recording) or firstname.lastname@example.org
* Citizens of Ebey's Reserve (COER) Complaint Hotline 1-800-830-4078. This line is open 24 hours, staffed with a person. Comments will be passed on to Navy.
Northwest Training Complex
including a scoping period, open house information sessions, and public hearings to be held when the draft document is available for public review. All public comments are considered in the development of the EIS/OEIS.
Public Review and Comment on the Draft NWTT EIS/OEIS
The Draft EIS/OEIS is now available for public review.
THE PUBLIC COMMENTING PERIOD ON THE DRAFT EIS/OEIS HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 15, 2014.
Here are some Sample talking point from the First Meeting of the NWTT.
CONCERNED ISLAND CITIZENS:COMMING SOON
FREINDS OF the San Juans
FSJ cmts re Navy DEIS.pdf
WEAN talking Points: COMMING SOON
Citizens of the Ebey's Reserve TALKING POINTS: COMMING SOON