The U.S. Navy in Oak Harbor is a very bad neighbor indeed. Not only do their Growler flyovers violate my sound space, they violate the environment.
The certainly do not make me feel safe and secure. Instead, they make me feel small and insignificant. Worse, they contaminate the environment in which we live and breathe and have out being. I recognize that our present legal system affords nature no rights. But that is changing as people today recognize that nature is us. We are rooted in it. We belong to it.
I hope that future lawsuits will list the environment as a co-plaintiff, that is, all out fellow-creatures who share this space we call home.
William H. DuBay