2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 13:46:56 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] NOISE, ENCROACHMENT: Key West (FL) Super Hornets
Navy Declares War On Key West Citizens -- County Issues Cease And Desist Order On Flying F-18 Jets

Monroe County Commissioners issue official Cease and Desist Resolution to NAS Key West on March 18, 2009 ordering a halt to FLYING OF F-18 SUPER HORNET JET AIRCRAFT OVER CITIZENS HOMES

March 26, 2009

PRLog (Press Release) - Monroe Commissioners at a meeting on March 18, 2009, unanimously approved a resolution asking Naval Air Station Key West to "immediately cease and desist" Super Hornet training flights until additional noise studies can be done to determine the actual level of noise and the harm it is inflicting on residents who live near Boca Chica Field.

"This is an untenable situation," County Mayor George Neugent said. "If this continues, we will be at odds at a much greater level." He did not elaborate about what might constitute a greater level.

Commissioner Kim Wigington accused the Navy of using "invalid and false" information when creating its flight maps that outline flight zones and noise levels experienced in those zones. An environmental impact statement that allowed the Super Hornets to train over the Lower Keys also did not go far enough, and did not take into the consideration the people living in the area, she said during the heated exchange. The Navy's environmental impact statement indicated no significant effect on residents and is being investigated by the Department of Defense, Investigator General for inclusion of altered data.


For the entire release, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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