Please join Meaningful Movies Port Townsend for our screening of the brand-new documentary "Plane Truths" on March 12 at 6:30 PM at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Sanctuary, 2333 San Juan Avenue in Port Townsend, co-sponsored by North Olympic Sierra Club.
U.S. military policy is changing, putting more emphasis on the Pacific as part of the "pivot to Asia." But as the Navy expands operations around Puget Sound, they are challenging health, safety, and quality of life in the region, and people are speaking out in opposition.
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.
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. 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 response to -- water system pollution on Whidbey Island.
Our special guests at this screening are the filmmakers of Plane Truths, Whidbey Island-based Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young, retired Navy Captain and former Assistant White House Press Secretary Brian Cullin, and others to be announced.