URGENT: Don't Turn the Olympic Peninsula into a War Zone! Block the Navy's Jets!

  • by: Aaron Viles
  • recipient: Dean Millet, District Ranger, Olympic National Forest; Reta Laford, Forest Supervisor, Olympic National Forest; Jim Peña, Pacific Northwest Regional Forester; Thomas L. Tidwell, Chief; Robert Bonnie, Undersecretary for Natural Resources and the Environme

The Forest Service is deciding right now whether to allow war games over the wild forests of the Olympic Peninsula - sign the petition and show your support for noise pollution-free wilderness!

The Olympic National Park and National Forest, on the Western edge of Washington state are home to ancient temperate rain forests, snow-capped mountains, beautiful meadows, and a number of endangered and threatened species. Unfortunately, if the Navy gets their way, these wilderness areas will be assaulted by 118 of the world's loudest jets, flying thousands of training exercises, hundreds of days a year, as low as 1,200 feet above the ground.

Olympic National Park is home to the "quietest spot in America" and famous for its peace and tranquility. Take action to keep the Navy from destroying this wonderful area with their ear-splitting jets! 

In addition, the Navy will be using these war games to test electromagnetic weaponry, which has some experts raising significant concerns about potential health impacts to birds, amphibians, and humans, as well.

Sign the petition and tell the Forest Service: Don't turn the Olympic Peninsula into a War Zone - Block the Navy's Plans

For more information, read the Truthout exposé here.

District Ranger Millet, and other USDA Forest Service leadership,

Please deny the Navy's special permit seeking to use the Olympic National Forest and surrounding lands as a home to their war games and electromagnetic field weaponry training. The noise pollution as well as the possible health impacts of the EMF weaponry should make it clear that the Navy's plans will be detrimental to the public's use of the National Forest's Wilderness areas, as well as the value of habitat to a wide range of threatened and endangered species.

Update #18 years ago
We are down to the wire to stop the Navy's plan to turn the Olympic Peninsula into a war zone! Tomorrow we're delivering the petition. In Olympia? Join us! Where ever you are share the petition!! The Forest Service will be deciding soon!
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