New! The State Senate has taken up the House bill (ESHB 1791) and held a public hearing in the Senate Transportation Committee Tuesday, March 21. Thank you to all who testified in person, online and those who submitted comments. The bill will be heard in "executive session" of the Committee on Tuesday, April 4 at 11:30 a.m. There will be no public testimony, this is where the Transportation Committee makes a "pass / do not pass" recommendation and sends it to the Rules Committee, then the Senate Floor. See "News and Events" for more info, live coverage and to follow the bill.
NEW! CACC announces a virtual "open house" and public meetings.
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The Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission (CACC), created by the WA State Legislature in 2019, has narrowed their recommendations for a larger than SeaTac-sized commercial airport to three local "greenfield" sites in our rural communities, with a final recommendation to be made to the legislature by mid-June 2023. These sites include Pierce County East, Pierce County Central, and Thurston County Central (see maps below).
If any of these recommendations are approved by the Legislature, it will cause severe environmental damage to our creeks, wetlands, and streams, pollute our aquifer, remove tree canopy, displace native wildlife as well as devastate our property, our way of life, destroy rural zoning, disrupt orderly growth, and require massive amounts of pavement, power, water and sewer by building a two-runway commercial airport here. It is unacceptable. A bill has been introduced to end CACC and replace it with an Airport Working Group; it has a broader representation and criteria for environmental, social and infrastructure. Go to News-Events to learn more. For other ways to help, click "Learn More Here."
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