Hot Off The Press

2017: April, Rep. Kilmer Questions Navy Jet Training:

 

2017: March, EPA Comments on the DEIS The EPA's response to the Navy's Draft EIS. It mirrors COER's conclusions almost exactly.


Useful Links

Sustainable Economy Collaborative: A community group studying the economic effects of the Growlers and Navy presence on Whidbey Island.


EIS for the Growler Airfield Operations: The Navy's webpage about the Whidbey EIS.


Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve: The National Reserve that started it all, and the jewel of central Whidbey.


Earplug Store: Seriously consider using hearing protection whenever the jets are flying, especially for your children.


Citizens Against OLF: The organization that took on the Navy's desire to build an OLF in a really bad location in NC.


Restoration Systems, LLC: An environmental organization in NC discussing migratory bird issues with the OLF (similar issue in our case, as we are part of a major migratory bird route.)


Citizens Harmed by Disclosure Deception:  Since 1993, inadequate noise disclosures were used (or none used at all) for real estate purchases in noise zones in North and Central Whidbey Island. Land owners have been devastated by this practice in many ways. Learn the details of what happened and action that can be taken.

 

Newspaper Articles

2016: November 26, Whidbey News Times "Central Whidbey confronts Navy jet noise, water testing"


2016: April 2, Seattle Times "Jets, helicopters, rockets: Military plans more uses of Northwest public lands"


2015: July 18, Seattle judge weighs Central Whidbey jet noise lawsuit"


2014: May 10, Whidbey News Times "Anti Noise Group Protests Near Coupeville Field"


2014: January 7, Whidbey News Times "Agency Reverses Findings on OLF Coupeville Cement Blocks"


2013: December 26, Seattle Times "Roaring controversy over Navy jets on central Whidbey Island"


2013: December 23, Peninsula Daily News "Port Townsend casts wary eye on prospect of more noisy Navy jet test flights out of Coupeville"


2013: December 23, The Island's Sounder "Concerns Over Jet Noise"


2013: December 6, Whidbey Examiner "Coupeville group claims OLF is ‘non-essential,’ flights resume"


2013: December 6, Whidbey Examiner "Navy beefs up OLF security, closes Maylor trail"


2013: September 4, Whidbey News-Times "Navy says it will prepare EIS for NAS Whidbey, OLF"


2013: August 2, Whidbey News-Times "Pro OLF Rallies Building Momentum in Oak Harbor"


2013: July 29, Whidbey News-Times "Oak Harbor Responding to OLF Suit with Pro-Navy Campaign"


2013: July 23. Seattle Times "Whidbey Island Group Sues Navy, Says Jet Noise Unbearable"


2013: July 19, Whidbey News-Times "Federal Suit Filed: OLF Practices Suspended"


2013: June 27, Huffington Post "F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes in Arizona"


2013: June 23, Whidbey News-Times "Overflow Crowd Says Close OLF"


2013: June 18, Whidbey News-Times "Meeting Planned on OLF Concerns"


2013: March, Whidbey Crosswind "A Change of Command"


2013: April 8, Whidbey News-Times "Anti-OLF Group Claiming Public Records Victory"


2012: December 23, South Whidbey Record "Meeting Planned to Ease Navy Jet Noise Concerns"


2012: December 06, Whidbey Examiner, "Petition Aims to End Outlying Field Flights"


2012: August 31, Whibey Examiner "Navy Noise Rattles Neighbors"


2012: August 26, The Columbian "Whidbey Residents Claim Jets Are More Than Noisy"


2012: August 15, Whidbey News-Times "Jet Noise Complaints Pile Up in Coupeville"


2009: September 11, Whidbey News-Times "Navy Cuts Back On Jets Over Coupeville"


1987: September 29, Spokane Chronicle "Jet Noise Splits Community"


 

File Archive

2017: April, Rep. Kilmer Questions Navy Jet Training:

 

2017: March, EPA Comments on the DEIS The EPA's response to the Navy's Draft EIS. It mirrors COER's conclusions almost exactly.


2017: February, COER Comments on DEIS:

2017: February, "What Has COER Done For You" - A list of our efforts to protect the entire community

2017: February, Shuman, M. H., 2017. Invisible Costs: The $122 Million Price Tag of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

Draft EIS (Nov. 2106): Volume I (Chapters 1-9) - Volume II (Appendices A-H)


2016: November, A List of Important Acronyms

2016: November, Letter to Governor Inslee

2016: October, The White Paper: The Complete Case against OLF Coupeville

2016: October, COER Complaint vs. ICBH Officials

2016: September, COER Final Complaint vs. ICBH

2015: August, Judge Zilly's Finding Against COER

2016: February 5, JGL 2016 Noise Report (Lilly Report #2)

2015: June 7, Reply in Support of Injunction

2015: June 7, Navy Response to Injunction

2015: April 27, Citizens Ask Federal Court for Injunction


       Declarations by: Lilly - Bowman - Askins - Dahlgren - Dannhauer - Kenneth Pickard - Atwood - Janice Pickard - Robert Wilbur - Brenda Wilbur - Janis Schurr Daniel Schurr - Roberts - Rayne - Kameros - Portin


       Exhibits: (I) Dahlgren - (II) Dahlgren Report - (I) Bowman - (II) Bowman Literature Review (I) Lilly - (II) Lilly Report



2015: Larsen Town Hall Meeting in Coupeville - No Real Solutions


2015: March, EIS Comments from Coalition of Wildlife and Resource Organizations


2015: February 28, DNR Denies Access for Navy Training Operation


2015: January, Town of Coupeville letter to the Navy concerning future flights


2015: January 20, NPS Letter to the Navy Concerning the EIS Process


2014: October 23, "JetNoise and Your Health" Greenbank slideshow presentation


2014: August 20, COER Response to the Navy's Update


2014: July 26, "Update to the Navy Aviation Reqs" a Navy request for larger Growler operations on Whidbey


2014: February 14, "Community Aircraft Noise: A Public Health Issue" by Karen Bowman, MN, RN, COHN-S


2013: September 23, Update from Ken Pickard


2013: July 15, NEPA Lawsuit filed against the Navy


2013: June 11, JGL 2013 Noise Report (Lilly Report #1)


2013: June 11, Letter to Admiral Gortney (requiring a full environmental impact study)


2012: October 30, "Finding Of No Significant Impact (FONSI)" by Navy concerning transition to Growlers


2012: Navy Environmental Study


2012: March, NWTT EIS Statement - Scoping Information Materials


2009: Navy Report on Harmful Noise


2009: Dept. of Defense Report on Sleep Disturbance from Aviation Noise


2009: Dept. of Defense Report on Community Annoyance from Aircraft Noise


2008: Interim Audit Report


2005: AICUZ Study


2005: Report to the BRAC


Flight Paths PDF


Noise and Hearing Protection Factsheet


EPA Protective Noise Levels

Noise Map

 

Images and Media

Our videos are posted on YouTube here.


Videos of the Jets Flying Low and Loud Over Residential Areas: #1 - #2 - #3 - #4 - #5


"When Your Home is No Longer Safe" - Raindagger Productions


KIRO 7 report on the Injunction Hearing (July 2015)


Informational Meeting concerning Skagit and San Juan counties


"Community Aircraft Noise, a Public Health Issue"


Mark Dworkin's video about our cause


KIRO 7 News report on the lawsuit (July 24, 2013)


KOMO 4 News report on the lawsuit (July 23, 2013)


KING 5 News report on OLF complaints (June 28, 2013)


Citizens Fact Sheet


Membership Form


No OLF Symbol (huge - 20x20, 100 dpi)


No OLF Symbol (8.5 x 11)

 

Editorials and Letters

2016: November, Letter to Governor Inslee

2016: May 31, News Release "Island County Board of Health Accused of Ignoring Health Problems"


2015: July 22, PTLeader "Navy is a Foreign Power"


2013: July 30, Whidbey News-Times "Even Navy Should Show Flexibility"


2013: July 29, Whidbey News-Times "Don't Allow Threats to Overshadow the Cause"


2013: July 3, Whidbey News-Times "Navy Folks Have Recourse, We Don't"


2013: July 3, Whidbey News-Times "Growlers are a Better Fit for E. Washington"


2013: June 13, Letter to Mayor Conard by Peter Keyes


 

Hot Off The Press

2017: April, Rep. Kilmer Questions Navy Jet Training:

 

2017: March, EPA Comments on the DEIS The EPA's response to the Navy's Draft EIS. It mirrors COER's conclusions almost exactly.


Useful Links

EIS for the Growler Airfield Operations: The Navy's webpage about the Whidbey EIS.


Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve: The National Reserve that started it all, and the jewel of central Whidbey.


Earplug Store: Seriously consider using hearing protection whenever the jets are flying, especially for your children.


Citizens Against OLF: The organization that took on the Navy's desire to build an OLF in a really bad location in NC.


Restoration Systems, LLC: An environmental organization in NC discussing migratory bird issues with the OLF (similar issue in our case, as we are part of a major migratory bird route.)


Citizens Harmed by Disclosure Deception:  Since 1993, inadequate noise disclosures were used (or none used at all) for real estate purchases in noise zones in North and Central Whidbey Island. Land owners have been devastated by this practice in many ways. Learn the details of what happened and action that can be taken.

 

Newspaper Articles

2016: November 26, Whidbey News Times "Central Whidbey confronts Navy jet noise, water testing"


2016: April 2, Seattle Times "Jets, helicopters, rockets: Military plans more uses of Northwest public lands"


2015: July 18, Seattle judge weighs Central Whidbey jet noise lawsuit"


2014: May 10, Whidbey News Times "Anti Noise Group Protests Near Coupeville Field"


2014: January 7, Whidbey News Times "Agency Reverses Findings on OLF Coupeville Cement Blocks"


2013: December 26, Seattle Times "Roaring controversy over Navy jets on central Whidbey Island"


2013: December 23, Peninsula Daily News "Port Townsend casts wary eye on prospect of more noisy Navy jet test flights out of Coupeville"


2013: December 23, The Island's Sounder "Concerns Over Jet Noise"


2013: December 6, Whidbey Examiner "Coupeville group claims OLF is ‘non-essential,’ flights resume"


2013: December 6, Whidbey Examiner "Navy beefs up OLF security, closes Maylor trail"


2013: September 4, Whidbey News-Times "Navy says it will prepare EIS for NAS Whidbey, OLF"


2013: August 2, Whidbey News-Times "Pro OLF Rallies Building Momentum in Oak Harbor"


2013: July 29, Whidbey News-Times "Oak Harbor Responding to OLF Suit with Pro-Navy Campaign"


2013: July 23. Seattle Times "Whidbey Island Group Sues Navy, Says Jet Noise Unbearable"


2013: July 19, Whidbey News-Times "Federal Suit Filed: OLF Practices Suspended"


2013: June 27, Huffington Post "F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes in Arizona"


2013: June 23, Whidbey News-Times "Overflow Crowd Says Close OLF"


2013: June 18, Whidbey News-Times "Meeting Planned on OLF Concerns"


2013: March, Whidbey Crosswind "A Change of Command"


2013: April 8, Whidbey News-Times "Anti-OLF Group Claiming Public Records Victory"


2012: December 23, South Whidbey Record "Meeting Planned to Ease Navy Jet Noise Concerns"


2012: December 06, Whidbey Examiner, "Petition Aims to End Outlying Field Flights"


2012: August 31, Whibey Examiner "Navy Noise Rattles Neighbors"


2012: August 26, The Columbian "Whidbey Residents Claim Jets Are More Than Noisy"


2012: August 15, Whidbey News-Times "Jet Noise Complaints Pile Up in Coupeville"


2009: September 11, Whidbey News-Times "Navy Cuts Back On Jets Over Coupeville"


1987: September 29, Spokane Chronicle "Jet Noise Splits Community"


 

File Archive

2017: April, Rep. Kilmer Questions Navy Jet Training:

 

2017: March, EPA Comments on the DEIS The EPA's response to the Navy's Draft EIS. It mirrors COER's conclusions almost exactly.


2017: February, COER Comments on DEIS:

2017: February, "What Has COER Done For You" - A list of our efforts to protect the entire community

2017: February, Shuman, M. H., 2017. Invisible Costs: The $122 Million Price Tag of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

Draft EIS (Nov. 2106): Volume I (Chapters 1-9) - Volume II (Appendices A-H)


2016: November, A List of Important Acronyms

2016: November, Letter to Governor Inslee

2016: October, The White Paper: The Complete Case against OLF Coupeville

2016: October, COER Complaint vs. ICBH Officials

2016: September, COER Final Complaint vs. ICBH

2015: August, Judge Zilly's Finding Against COER

2016: February 5, JGL 2016 Noise Report (Lilly Report #2)

2015: June 7, Reply in Support of Injunction

2015: June 7, Navy Response to Injunction

2015: April 27, Citizens Ask Federal Court for Injunction


       Declarations by: Lilly - Bowman - Askins - Dahlgren - Dannhauer - Kenneth Pickard - Attwood - Janice Pickard - Robert Wilbur - Brenda Wilbur - Janis Schurr Daniel Schurr - Roberts - Rayne - Kameros - Portin


       Exhibits: (I) Dahlgren - (II) Dahlgren Report - (I) Bowman - (II) Bowman Literature Review (I) Lilly - (II) Lilly Report



2015: Larsen Town Hall Meeting in Coupeville - No Real Solutions


2015: March, EIS Comments from Coalition of Wildlife and Resource Organizations


2015: February 28, DNR Denies Access for Navy Training Operation


2015: January, Town of Coupeville letter to the Navy concerning future flights


2015: January 20, NPS Letter to the Navy Concerning the EIS Process


2014: October 23, "JetNoise and Your Health" Greenbank slideshow presentation


2014: August 20, COER Response to the Navy's Update


2014: July 26, "Update to the Navy Aviation Reqs" a Navy request for larger Growler operations on Whidbey


2014: February 14, "Community Aircraft Noise: A Public Health Issue" by Karen Bowman, MN, RN, COHN-S


2013: September 23, Update from Ken Pickard


2013: July 15, NEPA Lawsuit filed against the Navy


2013: June 11, JGL 2013 Noise Report (Lilly Report #1)


2013: June 11, Letter to Admiral Gortney (requiring a full environmental impact study)


2012: October 30, "Finding Of No Significant Impact (FONSI)" by Navy concerning transition to Growlers


2012: Navy Environmental Study


2012: March, NWTT EIS Statement - Scoping Information Materials


2009: Navy Report on Harmful Noise


2009: Dept. of Defense Report on Sleep Disturbance from Aviation Noise


2009: Dept. of Defense Report on Community Annoyance from Aircraft Noise


2008: Interim Audit Report


2005: AICUZ Study


2005: Report to the BRAC


Flight Paths PDF


Noise and Hearing Protection Factsheet


EPA Protective Noise Levels

Noise Map

 

Images and Media

Our videos are posted on YouTube here.


Videos of the Jets Flying Low and Loud Over Residential Areas: #1 - #2 - #3 - #4 - #5


"When Your Home is No Longer Safe" - Raindagger Productions


KIRO 7 report on the Injunction Hearing (July 2015)


Informational Meeting concerning Skagit and San Juan counties


"Community Aircraft Noise, a Public Health Issue"


Mark Dworkin's video about our cause


KIRO 7 News report on the lawsuit (July 24, 2013)


KOMO 4 News report on the lawsuit (July 23, 2013)


KING 5 News report on OLF complaints (June 28, 2013)


Citizens Fact Sheet


Membership Form


No OLF Symbol (huge - 20x20, 100 dpi)


No OLF Symbol (8.5 x 11)

Editorials and Letters

2016: November, Letter to Governor Inslee

2016: May 31, News Release "Island County Board of Health Accused of Ignoring Health Problems"


2015: July 22, PTLeader "Navy is a Foreign Power"


2013: July 30, Whidbey News-Times "Even Navy Should Show Flexibility"


2013: July 29, Whidbey News-Times "Don't Allow Threats to Overshadow the Cause"


2013: July 3, Whidbey News-Times "Navy Folks Have Recourse, We Don't"


2013: July 3, Whidbey News-Times "Growlers are a Better Fit for E. Washington"


2013: June 13, Letter to Mayor Conard by Peter Keyes