Working with you to solve our Growler problem.
Our mission is to protect the health and welfare of the inhabitants of the region, including the marine, migratory and endangered species, and to preserve the historic northwest communities being threatened by military jet training flights.
What COER Has Done So Far
Alerted Community About EIS
The Environmental Impact Statement for the new Growler jets indicated 'Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI.) COER
increased public awareness of this, and what it would mean to the community.
Demanded a Proper EIS
We sent an official demand to the Navy to conduct a proper EIS with current, honest flight expectations, and actual noise
measurements instead of outdated estimates.
Independent Noise Tests
Since the EIS hadn't bothered to include actual noise tests, we hired JGL Acoustics to find the real numbers. We
publicized the results of the "Lilly Report" - which were much higher than Navy estimates.
Lawsuit Filed vs. Navy
We filed a lawsuit with the District Court against the Navy. Flights stopped for the rest of the year.
Fighting the Navy's Expansion Request
Flights resumed, and the Navy made a request to drastically increase their training operations. COER responded publicly,
informing other government agencies and communities affected by the proposal.
Injunction vs. Flights
We filed for a preliminary injunction to stop training flights until a proper EIS was completed.
Alerted and Supported the Community: Water Contamination
Spread the word about water contamination caused by the Navy, supported the formation of new water protection groups
Helped Form Sound Defense Alliance
We joined other grass-roots groups to resist the new Growler expansion plans.
Navy Announces Devastating New Flight Schedule
Increased to four times the rate despite strong citizen opposition.
Rep. Larsen adds provisions to Defense Act to address jet noise. Read more...
COER and the Washington State AG file lawsuits against the U.S. Navy under National Environmental Policy Act ("NEPA")
COER and Washington State cases consolidated
COER files Preliminary Injunction
COER files Preliminary Injunction seeking to roll back Growler training at the Coupeville OLF to pre-2019 levels until a final decision is made under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) lawsuit against the Navy.
Become a Defender - How You Can Help
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