Letter: Environment should be a co-plaintiff in Navy lawsuit

Editor,

The U.S. Navy in Oak Harbor is a very bad neighbor indeed. Not only do their Growler fly overs 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 our 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 our fellow-creatures who share this space we call home.

William H. DuBay

Coupeville

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