We are a group of citizens concerned about the future of West Seattle. Our efforts to require an environmental impact study were successful. Now we want to ensure that air quality and noise monitoring (and real-time reporting) becomes a reality. Other major ports provide this and so should the Port of Seattle. The pollution already filters straight into West Seattle. The Port of Seattle wants to fire up Terminal 5 with little-to-no accountability. We will not let that happen.
Our effort began when a few of us started discussing the upcoming changes. After attending some meetings and sharing on social media we petitioned to require an environmental impact study. Now we invite you to become part of this movement. Fight for clean air and controls on noise pollution; share our new petition and spread the word. Our demands would ensure that you have an opportunity to submit complaints online and that the Port of Seattle – Terminal 5 Modernization Project will be monitored by a third party.
Patricia Davis founder of www.terminal5group.com and two recent petition sites (one for the EIS on Terminal 5, and the current petition for permanent air and noise monitoring at Terminal 5 and impacted neighborhoods) was previously very active in land use issues in West Seattle. She founded the Admiral-West Seattle Coalition which worked in conjunction with Vivian McLean/Delridge Neighborhood to stop the helicopter landing pad on Food Services of America building on Delridge Way. The Admiral-West Seattle Coalition also was successful in derailing an effort for building heights of 65 feet in the West Seattle junction areas. Ms. Davis, who is a cancer survivor, has become active in the Terminal 5 issues because of concerns about the long term impacts to our community with regard to air quality, noise levels, and other significant land use issues. Additionally, significant work is being done by other members in the community who can be reached at www.facebook.com/terminal5impactscoming so please go to their facebook page for more information. Additionally the West Seattle Transportation Committee has been important in interfacing with the Port and others regarding important issues in our community. And, as always our wonderful westseattleblog is our backbone here for understanding what is going on in our community. Thank you to all of those in our community who are willing to put in such huge amounts of time, money and sweat into trying to ensure we keep the West Seattle we love.
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