What We’re Doing

There is often a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes. Here's what we're doing lately:

  • Helped achieve 4300 written comments to the Navy’s Draft EIS on the Growler expansion
  • Wrote comments to the Department of Ecology on consistency permits for the Navy
  • Wrote comments on the NEPA Section 106 Growler Expansion
  • Had a legal analysis completed of our legal options on the final Environmental Impact Statement in preparation of the final release
  • Hired a Biologist to review endangered species and the Navy’s Biological Opinion
  • Continued to work on broadening the Alliance of organizations working in coalition to resist the Navy’s expansion in Puget Sound
  • Organized an Alliance extension request signed onto by over twelve organizations
  • Actively working to support the Whidbey Water Keepers
  • Meeting and talking with Senatorial Staff about noise and water
  • Meetings with the Governor’s staff
  • Meetings with other community leaders, including the Mayor of Coupeville
  • Attending state meetings on the Washington State Chemical Action Plan that will set strong standard for safe guarding our health
  • Participating with Washington Toxic Free Futures to establish strong state standards for the man-made chemicals in fire-fighting foam that are in our drinking water here on Whidbey Island
  • Formed COER Charitable and received our 501c3 non-profit status
  • Continued to hold, with public support, the Navy’s Growlers to no additional operations at the OLF - and now a 10 month extension before the final EIS is released

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