Federal judge throws out COER jet noise lawsuit on Whidbey Island

A federal judge has denied the Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve’s request to compel the Navy to temporarily stop touch-and-go operations at Outlying Field Coupeville.

In a lawsuit filed by COER in 2013, the group demanded that the courts force the Navy to stop the training for the EA-18G Growler until an ongoing Environmental Impact Statement could be completed. The EIS is scheduled for completion in 2017.

For the last few years, COER has advocated against the Navy’s flight of the Growler over residential areas, arguing that the electronic attack aircraft is too loud and causes mental and physical health issues.

via Federal judge throws out COER jet noise lawsuit on Whidbey Island.

It was a weak case from the start. That won’t stop COER from finding some other way to be a pain in the ass.

3 thoughts on “Federal judge throws out COER jet noise lawsuit on Whidbey Island”

  1. The same Useful Idiots are trying the same Federal court dodge here to prevent the VT ANG from upgrading its F-16s to F-35s. Of course, what these UIs really want is any stain of the military removed from this state (despite the Civil War era 1st Vermont Brigade standards hanging in the State House).

  2. Most military full time RVers (like me) who when staying next to said airfields refer to jet engines as “the sound of freedom.” Same with firing ranges.

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