|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 6 Jan 2014 11:02:09 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] NOISE: "Roaring controversy over Navy jets on central Whidbey Island" (WA)|
Roaring controversy over Navy jets on central Whidbey IslandThe Navy recently notified Whidbey Island residents that training flights will resume, following many months of noise complaints and a moratorium.
By Nancy Bartley Seattle Times (WA) December 23, 2013COUPEVILLE, Island County - For the past six years, Babette Thompson has lived in a brown, cedar-sided house on Whidbey Island overlooking Saratoga Passage. Sometimes Navy planes flew past. Then there were more. And more. One day as a Navy Growler flew overhead, the vibrations were so intense the glass covering a watercolor in her hall shattered.
Not far from her home, another house sustained nearly $14,000 in window damage from jet vibrations, according to the homeowner.
Thompson had had enough. She and her husband, John, joined Citizens of the Ebey Reserve, one of two groups fighting to rid the island of Outlying Landing Field (OLF), Coupeville.
The landing strip was built in World War II when planes were fewer, slower and quieter. But the field is now a key training ground for Navy Growlers, Boeing-built jets based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
... For the entire article, seehttp://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/ 2022511067_whidbeynoisexml.html?prmid=4939
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