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Growlers mission essential

LWN headline, 7/17: Lawsuits may ground Growlers. LWN editorial, 7/17: “Grounding the Growlers.”

The alliteration is appealing, but really? I don’t think so!

The cause celebre leading to such wishful thinking surfaced when the Navy announced the plan some months ago to add 36 more EA-18G Growler jet aircraft to the fleet already based at NAS Whidbey Island. This announcement raised the hackles of a few very vocal individuals and groups who have promoted every objection possible including noise, pollution, adverse effects on health and environment, wildlife and historic properties! They apparen...


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