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By Ken Stern 

The Navy, citizens and institutions

 

August 17, 2022



August opened with the news that a federal judge ruled for Whidbey Island resident Paula Spina and the group Citizens of the Ebey’s Reserve for a Healthy, Safe and Peaceful Environment in their lawsuit against the U.S. Navy. The Navy's 2019 plans to expand the number of Growler jets at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island needs to be redone.

Why did the Navy lose to these people and the state of Washington, also a plaintiff?

The Navy failed to follow the law in its development of an environmental impact statement.

The judge did not say the Navy cooked the books in its report but Magistrate Ri...



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