Plane Truths by Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin
The recent expansion of Navy training activities in the Northwest has many local residents concerned. Community members on Whidbey Island, the San Juans, and the Olympic Peninsula are disturbed by an increase in noise caused by new EA-18G “Growler” jets based at Naval Air Station Whidbey (NAS)—and a significant proposed expansion of daily Growler test flights. On Whidbey, communities have been additionally impacted by water system pollution caused by chemicals used for firefighting on NAS landing strips.
The new 30-minute film PLANE TRUTHS explores a variety of perspectives on these issues from farmers, current and retired military personnel, environmentalists and other citizens of the affected areas. Viewers will learn how the noise of the Growler jets has affected daily life and business operations in many communities, the regional environmental impacts of expanded Growler flights and newly approved Navy training in Olympic National Forest, potential economic ramifications of increased Navy activity and associated population growth, and the status of—and Navy response to—water system pollution on Whidbey Island. (planetruths.org)
Available from Bullfrog Films http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/pt.html
Thursday, August 15th, 6:30pm
Coupeville Public Library – Coupeville, WA
Please help us get the word out about these screenings to encourage more people to contact public officials and express their views regarding the expansion of deafening growler flights and the impact it is having on our region.
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