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.

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Navy expansion proposal - CCA presents a public forum discussing the issues - Growler Jets

What COER Has Done So Far

October 2012

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.
June 2013

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to the Navy to conduct a proper EIS with current, honest flight expectations, and actual noise measurements instead of outdated estimates.
June 2013

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.
July 2013

Lawsuit Filed vs. Navy

We filed a lawsuit with the District Court against the Navy. Flights stopped for the rest of the year.
August 2014

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.
April 2015

Injunction vs. Flights

We filed for a preliminary injunction to stop training flights until a proper EIS was completed.
November, 2016

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.
February 2019

Navy Announces Devastating New Flight Schedule

Increased to four times the rate despite strong citizen opposition.
June 2019

2020 National Defense Act to address jet noise

Rep. Larsen adds provisions to Defense Act to address jet noise. Read more...
July 2019

National Environmental Policy Act Lawsuits

COER and the Washington State AG file lawsuits against the U.S. Navy under National Environmental Policy Act ("NEPA")
October 2019

COER and Washington State cases consolidated

February 2020

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.
August 2020

Navy Settles FOIA Lawsuit with Citizens OF Ebeys Reserve

Navy produced requested Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) documents and paid $17,500 to reimburse COER attorney fees.

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