A long-awaited decision that began in 2019 has been made by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington today, August 2, 2022. It is the consequential ruling the community had hoped for validating community complaints and Navy inactions in following the law.
A press release from Citizen’s of Ebey’s Reserve (COER), member group of Sound Defense Alliance, is attached for your information.
ORDER ADOPTING  REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION. The cross-summary judgment motions are granted in part and denied in part. Dkts. , , . The parties shall submit a stipulation regarding the appropriate remedy in this matter or a stipulated briefing schedule within 30 days of the date of the Order. Signed by Judge Richard A. Jones. (SR)
We hope this ruling will now make it easier for our Congressional members to assist the Navy and the people of Northwest Washington to find a remedy for this long-standing problem.