STATE GOVERNMENT ACTIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE
2015 – February 27 – Letter from Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark to the Navy, refusing to allow DNR lands to be used in the Navy’s electronic warfare testing and training.
CONGRESSIONAL ACTIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE
2015 – March 10 – Eleven members of the U.S. House from the Pacific Northwest wrote to the U.S. Forest Service urging them to hold more listening sessions on upcoming revisions to the Northwest Forest Plan.
November 2015 – President’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation letter criticizes Navy on shoddy consultation with State Historic Preservation Officer. Letter from State Historic Preservation Officer to Navy objecting to abrupt closing of consultation.
May 11, 2015: Congressman Derek Kilmer letter to Secretary of Defense asking the Navy to develop legitimate sound impact research, specifically over Olympic National Park, (press release) before proceeding with electronic warfare plans.
February 2, 2015: Searches on the official web pages for Rep. Derek Kilmer and Sen. Maria Cantwell using keywords “Navy electronic warfare” revealed no concerns posted over increased Navy electronic warfare activity on the Olympic Peninsula. A search on Sen. Patty Murray’s web page revealed 5 articles, statements or press releases, all pro-development for electronic warfare. The following report may help explain the extraordinary silence from the State of Washington’s congressional delegation to the concerns of the people who live on, visit, recreate, and make their livings on, the Olympic Peninsula: Retaining and Expanding Military Spending in Washington
Searches of the Washington State Legislature’s web and documents pages were equally fruitless.
February 1, 2015: City of Victoria Noise Bylaws.
January 27, 2015: Letter from Member of Parliament Elizabeth May (Saanich-Gulf Islands) to US Ambassador Bruce Alan Heyman on US Navy exercises and jet noise over southern Vancouver Island.
Law Library for proposed noise legislation and existing noise laws from federal, state, and municipal sources. (Noise Pollution Clearinghouse)